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I am an IT Software Tester, learning C#, C++ and Linux.
I have done a lot of work on the following platforms:

SCO
Ubunutu 4.1 - 12.04
Solaris on SPARC
Solaris on INTEL
HP-UXi v3
FreeBSD
RHEL (5.5)

Sep
9
asked Open a text file and let it update itself
Sep
8
revised Working with Hebrew text in Redhat
Imporved Formatting
Sep
8
suggested approved edit on Working with Hebrew text in Redhat
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
4
accepted Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
Sep
4
accepted How to group alphanumeric permissions
Sep
4
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@StéphaneChazelas, but its still the same, right? As per the answer on my other question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/153720/…; I can see now, that adding the + means to add to the current permissions. e.g. chmod a+rx,u+w. So if I did: chmod a=rx,u+w that would mean 755?
Sep
4
comment How to group alphanumeric permissions
OK that is an easier way to write it. Thanks.
Sep
4
comment How to group alphanumeric permissions
@Archemar, no I haven't, as it was part of the question. But surely there is shorter way to write it?
Sep
4
asked How to group alphanumeric permissions
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@OlivierDulac, oh so if there is no one else on the system, except root and one user, then there is no need to set the last permission? I'm just curious about this now :)
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
What is the point in setting the others permission? If you are logged into the machine as the user, then surely you can just use the users permission?
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@MartinErhardt I would normally just use 775 or 755 for executable files only.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
Thanks for this. I guess that by writing it out in full (alphanumeric) will prevent people from asking what does the 7 mean, etc.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
OK, what does the octal mean? To be honest, I use the numerical values too, but I know other people use the alphanumeric option.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
I was weary of posting this here, as it may be classed as "too broad". But there are only the two options.
Sep
3
asked Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
Sep
3
revised Can we use Linux Mint ISO to repair Ubuntu's Grub?
Improved formatting.
Sep
3
suggested approved edit on Can we use Linux Mint ISO to repair Ubuntu's Grub?