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Date Submitted Fri. Oct. 13th, 2006 8:03 AM
Revision 1
Scripter bertheymans
Tags chmod | linux | python | system | unix
Comments 0 comments
This python class converts a permission mask in symbolic format (the kind a diretcory listing produces, ex.: drwxr-xr-x) to a string that's usable in a chmod command.

ex.: chmod u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rwtx ~/myscripts/convert_mask.py

This can be very useful when recovering permissions from a backup.