POSIX permissions

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POSIX permissions are represented by three 3-character strings — one for the user identified by the POSIX user ID, one for the group identified by the POSIX group ID, and one for all others. From left to write, the positions in each string represent read (r), write (w), and execute (x). Each position has either the character that identifies the applicable permission, meaning the permission is allowed, or a hyphen (-), meaning the permission is denied. Each string is preceded by a hyphen (-).

For example, the string below means that the user identified by the POSIX user ID has all permissions for the object, the group identified by the POSIX group ID has read and execute permissions, and others have only read permission:

-rwxr-xr--