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RE: How to "find" all writable files in a directory tree?
At 15:18 2003-05-09, email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, 9 May 2003, Winston Gutkowski wrote:
> Don't want to flog a dead horse, but if I read the manpages right
it seems that
> should be true only if the 'w' flag is on in all 3 positions, but
> will be true only if the 'w' flag is on in *any* of the 3 positions.
> Is this right? Also, I didn't find any refernce to the shorthand
+2. Perhaps it's one of those mystical osmosis things...:-)
Winston. You're right. There is no such thing in GNU find.
> My reading of the manual is that:
> -222 examines bit 2 being on in all of the 3 areas
> +2 examines bit 2 being on in all of the 3 areas
> 222 checks exact permissions 222
+2 examines bit 2 being on in all of the 3 areas
+2 examines bit 2 being on in any of the 3 areas
There is no such shorthand (documented). "-perm +2" will only match
when the other / world write bit is set. It will not mach when the
owner and / or group write bits are set and the other / world write bit
is not. And so on, as my previous experiment showed.
Maybe you're thinking of a some other find--a non GNU version?
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