A small script to check permissions and display mismatches
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check_permissions.py
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check_permissions.py [path] [username]

Check is path is accessible by user. If not, highlight which permissions are conflicting.

  • Path defaults to current working directory
  • User defaults to current user

Users have so many interesting theories about how UNIX permissions work it's hard to believe. The number of ways they are making permissions wrong is somewhere near one bazillion. That's why I needed a simple tool to make fixing permissions easier. Welcome to check_permissions.py

The tool will highlight in red permissions that matter and should be fixed.

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