file permissions

   A set of permissions associated with a file (or a directory) that specifies who can access the file and in what way. There are three basic permissions:
   • Read permission lets you read files.
   • Write permission lets you write (or overwrite) files.
   • Execute permission lets you execute files.
   • Additional file permissions vary according to the operating system in use and the security system in place. For example, Novell NetWare has the following file permissions: Access Control, Create, Erase, File Scan, Modify, Read, Supervisor, and Write. Microsoft Windows 2000 has Add and Read,
   • File and Print Services for NetWare Change Permissions, Delete, Full Control, No Access, and Take Ownership.
   See also rights.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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