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What are File Permissions?

Permissions associated with files

File permissions are rules that govern which users can interact with specific files and directories. These use a role system and apply to a network or device.

Each file and directory comes with a set of permissions that define how you can interact with them. These permissions may vary depending on the role associated with the users.

There are three types of file permissions: write, read and execute. Some user roles can only access files, others also have the power to modify them. Finally, some user roles can also run these files.

The administrator is the only user role with unlimited write, read and execute permissions. The powers of other user roles vary depending on the operating system, platform or software used.

Updated on: 22/03/2023

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