chmod MODE, LIST

Definition and Usage

Changes the mode of the files specified in LIST to the MODE specified. The value of MODE should be in octal. You must check the return value against the number of files that you attempted to change to determine whether the operation failed. This funcation call is equivalent to Unix Command chmod MODE FILELIST

Return Value

  • Integer, number of files successfully changed


    $cnt = chmod 0755, 'foo', 'bar';
chmod 0755, @executables;
$mode = '0644'; chmod $mode, 'foo'; # !!! sets mode to
# --w----r-T
$mode = '0644'; chmod oct($mode), 'foo'; # this is better
$mode = 0644; chmod $mode, 'foo'; # this is best

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