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Hi Guys,

I am very new to python but am enjoying the learning experience :)

I am creating a script that moves directories to a different location and I want the script to change/set the file permissions, for the directory and all the files in it, to be READ only?

So users can read the files, but not write to them or move them. copy is ok.

Using osx/unix

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
Jun 12 '07 #1
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ilikepython
844 Recognized Expert Contributor
Hi Guys,

I am very new to python but am enjoying the learning experience :)

I am creating a script that moves directories to a different location and I want the script to change/set the file permissions, for the directory and all the files in it, to be READ only?

So users can read the files, but not write to them or move them. copy is ok.

Using osx/unix

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
Check out the os module especially the os.chmod() function.

Thanks for joining!
Jun 12 '07 #2
ateale
46 New Member
Check out the os module especially the os.chmod() function.
Thanks ilikepython!

Do you know if setting the permissions to 555 will stop users from accidently being able to move the directory?
Jun 12 '07 #3
ilikepython
844 Recognized Expert Contributor
Thanks ilikepython!

Do you know if setting the permissions to 555 will stop users from accidently being able to move the directory?
Unfortunately, I'm sorry but I'm not a unix person so I can't help here. Perhaps another member could or you could make some searches on Google.

Also, don't forget to check the python documentation especially for the os, os.path, and stat modules.
Jun 12 '07 #4
ghostdog74
511 Recognized Expert Contributor
Thanks ilikepython!

Do you know if setting the permissions to 555 will stop users from accidently being able to move the directory?
you can test it out on the unix shell. chmod a directory to 555, chown to some user, say user1, then login as user2 and try to delete that directory.
Jun 13 '07 #5

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