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howto get permission information of UNIX directory

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Hello @ all!

I'm fairly new to Java so this might be a stupid question but ... however
...
Is there any possibility to gather information about the owner of a Unix
directory
and it's permissions ?
For instance, there is a directory

drwxr----- 13 java nogroup 297 Dec 20 17:07 test
and I want to make sure that only the user "java" may access it. Otherwhise
the data stored within this directory may be corrupted.
I've had a close look at all Java related documentation I could find but
either
Java can't do this job or I simply don't see how to solve this problem.

perhaps some of you could give me a hand?
Thanks in advance,
merry x-mas!
Thorsten Garrels
Jul 17 '05 #1
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hello thorsten
i think there is canRead() , canWrite() for java.io.File class which
checks if your app can read /write ..... not sure abt execution
permission
newyas
if nothing works you can use native code to do the required stuff

regards
amey
Jul 17 '05 #2

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