Question: 755? 777? 6775?

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  1. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    I always thought that your permission HAD TO BE 755...
    So how come I'm seeing "Set permissions to 777" in some threads?
    And Skylar's PocketTouch is 6755???? :|
  2. Dtm644

    Dtm644 Member

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    I think it depends on the app. Like installer uses 4755 but I think most apps are 755.
  3. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    No, most apps are 0755.

    The first line of permissions sets UID(4), GID(2), and Sticky Bit (1).
  4. BroadStBullies

    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    When ever I add anything via SSH, I set my permissions to 755. So far everything has worked swimmingly.
  5. Crypt

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    i've always had my winscp set everything to 0777 automatically, never had any problems with anything ever

    isn't 0777 just the same as 0755 'cept it gives better permission for stuff? 'cos you check all the boxes instead of most of them

    'course i dunno anything about any of this but i assume ^ is right o_o
  6. hakk79

    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    Different Permissions do VERY different things, I guess.
  7. bones237

    bones237 New Member

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    yeah, i think ur right. i don't know too much about this stuff but i think like 755 is for ordinary files and 777 is for images.
    i'm probably wrong, tho

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  8. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    i believe 0755 and 4755 are the same, and 6755 is equal to giving +s permissions to an app.
  9. Gitykins

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    Setting permissions to 777 allows Read (4), Write (2), and Execution (1) of the application to all users (the owner, the group of local users (people on the iPod), and anyone else. 755 allows Read, Write, and Execution to the owner, while allowing Read and Execution to other users and group of local users, while not letting them edit it. If they are allowed to edit it, but don't, 777 and 755 (Hell, you could use 775 or 757 for all anyone cares) have no differences.
  10. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Incidently, on those permissions starting with 2,4,6, or 7:
    1 = Sticky Bit
    2 = GUID
    4 = SUID
    6 = 2+ 4
    7 = 1+ 2+ 4

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