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Sets posix file permissions.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 4.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Files.SetPosixPermissions"; Path; Mode )


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to the file or folder. "/Users/John/Desktop/test.txt"
Mode The new mode. "777"


Returns OK or error message.


Sets posix file permissions.
Path must be valid and exist.

See chmod command man page in Terminal. 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.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Set permissions

MBS( "Files.SetPosixPermissions"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test"; 777 )

See also

Example Databases

Files.SetModificationDate   -   Files.SetTagNames

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