chmod Tutorial

Back to Dave Eisenberg’s Home Page

This is a tutorial that teaches the UNIX ®/Linux ® chmod command. It presumes that you already know how to use the ls command to list the contents of a directory. The tutorial has been tested with Mozilla version 1.8 under Linux.

What is chmod?

chmod is a Unix command that lets you tell the system how much (or little) access it should permit to a file.

Here are all the topics:

You may download this tutorial as a gzipped tar file.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.