Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To View a File or Folder's Permissions

  1. In File Manager, select the icon of the file or folder whose permissions you want to view.

  2. Choose Properties from the File Manager Selected menu, or from the icon's pop-up menu (displayed by pressing Shift+F10 or mouse button 3).

    The Permissions dialog box is the default view.

  3. Examine the file or folder's Basic Permissions in the Effective column ("r" stands for Read permission, "w" stands for Write permission, and "x" stands for Execute permission).

    • Owner - The permissions granted to the file or folder's owner

    • Group - The permissions granted to the file or folder's group

    • Other - The permissions granted to everyone besides the owner and group

    Note -

    The Read, Write, and Execute columns in the dialog box represent requested permissions, and may be different than the permissions that are actually in effect (which are shown in the Effective column). The requested permissions may not be in effect because of the mask (see "Permissions Mask").

    If you want to look at the permissions for another file or folder, select the object and choose Properties from the Selected menu. If you display the Properties dialog box by typing sdtfprop& on the command line, you can click Browse in the dialog box and select the file or folder name to view properties.