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Queries posix file permissions.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 4.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes ✅ Yes, on macOS and Linux ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.GetPosixPermissions"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native path to the file or folder. "/Users/John/Desktop/test.txt"


Returns OK or error message.


Queries posix file permissions.
Path must be valid and exist.
This function needs a native path. Please use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath function in order to convert a FileMaker style path to a native path.
See chmod command manual page. The plugin converts parameter to string and parses it as octal number. This way you can pass 777 as number and it's interpreted as expected.


Query permissions:

MBS( "Files.GetPosixPermissions"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test" )
# shows for example 755

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 29th May 2017

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