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Does the / have permissions attached to it? If so what are they and what command do you run to find out?

The reason why I ask this is to know weather a NFS mount reflect this if your export is set to /

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Does the / have permissions attached to it?

Of course. It's a directory, like any other.

what are they

Two very different systems here show 755, but I don't see any reason it couldn't be something else for another system.

The owner is almost certainly going to be root, but the group is likely to vary between different system types. One of mine is group root, and the other is group wheel.

what command do you run to find out?

$ ls -ld /

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Ahh hense the fact why I wasnt getting rw on a mounted / as my / is dr-xr-xr-x – whoami Oct 3 '12 at 16:18

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