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Development Tools Console Foundations Users and Permissions File Permissions

x permission on hello.txt

By default a text file does not have the permission for execution. If I add x permission for a text file in which way modifies its behaviour? In other words, what does really x permission mean?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Generally, the execute permission on a text file is ignored for ordinary system operations.

But some applications might make use of it for their own special purposes. For example, an application might read a text file containing configuration parameters on start up, but only if that file has the x permission set.

Thank you:) It was exactly what I wanted to know.