Chmod Calculator
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Chmod Calculator is a utility for figuring out the premissions number to use with the unix command "chmod" by just simply checking groups permissions that you want to allow.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Added Reverse IO. Entering a value in a text box will check the appropiate checkboxes
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Hoby reviewed on 18 Dec 2007
It's excellent to not have to remember all the chmod values.. since I don't set things very often, this is golden.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
910 K for something that I can easily do in my head, faster. Well, at least it's free.
[Version 1.1]


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Macmanx206 reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
I spoke to soon with my last review. I asked for reverse function in which you could enter the chmod values and the appropriate boxes would be checked, and the developer responded with this version in less than twelve hours! Outstanding! This is a great app that "fills a necessary hole" on OS X. Thanks!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
The quote from Dominique PERETTI is incorrect. The correct values go like this:
Read: 4
Write: 2
Execute: 1
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
Re: this incorrect comment " All you have to remember is the 4-3-1 rule"

It's not 4/3/1, it's 4/2/1. These values arise from the binary value series: 1,2,4,8,16,32, and bit-level math.

Therefore, the values of each permission will range numerically from 0-7. This value is generated by adding together the desired permissions, where each permission type has one of the following values:

read = r = 4
write = w = 2
execute = x = 1

e.g. rwxrw-r-- = 764
r-xr-xr-x = 555
rw-r--r-- = 644

You can read a tutorial I wrote that covers the basics of permissions via the command line here:
http://osxaudio.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=123169#123169

Best,
Logicat
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
All you have to remember is the 4-3-1 rule :

Read : 4
Write: 3
Execute : 1

Read+Write -> 7
Read+Execute -> 5
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[Version 1.0]


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+1

Macmanx206 reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
Great work so far! Any change we could get a reverse function as well? IOW, enter the chmod number first and then the necessary boxes are checked.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Nov 2004
Will, you really don't need to remember the code rule when you're using chmod command. Instead you can use 'u'ser, 'g'roup, 'o'thers and 'a'll, with plus '+'/minus '-' and 'r'ead, 'w'rite, e'x'ecutable flags to indicate each bit. For example, 'g+r' means it can be read by group; 'o-w' means it can not be written by other users. It's much easier to use, and it's based on the current status: you don't need to 'ls -la' first to acquire the current state first. You will need chmod code only when coding.
[Version 1.0]


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Schmelding commented on 21 Nov 2004
Simple, works great, and fills a need. Solid work.

And thank you for posting a screen shot! Rock, rock on!
[Version 1.0]


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Hobyx had trouble on 19 Jan 2011
The reference site is down.. no info or download available.
[Version 1.1]


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+20
aljuk had trouble on 11 Dec 2008
Every link to this on the web is dead.

Does anyone have a copy they could mail me? Please?

I could trade it for something or whatever.
[Version 1.1]

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aljuk replied on 11 Dec 2008
I've got it, thanks. Ah, the power of the macupdate community... :)
burypromote

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Dec 2008
Where'd you get/find it? We'd like a copy so we can upload it to our server...
burypromote

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aljuk replied on 12 Dec 2008
I could email it or ftp it to you.
What address?
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Downloads:5,092
Version Downloads:3,306
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:22 Nov 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Chmod Calculator is a utility for figuring out the premissions number to use with the unix command "chmod" by just simply checking groups permissions that you want to allow.


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