stat, chmod and RDONLY file (win32)?
T. C. Mits
71351.356 at compuserve.com
Wed Aug 18 03:05:04 CEST 1999
Thanks thats the info. I tried a quicky: os.chmod( name, 0777) and it
works. Funny I associated the four octal flags with Unix, not win98 or
NT. Oh well, newbieness....
Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at compaq.com> wrote in message
news:37B9D5F6.2AC782E1 at compaq.com...
> "T. C. Mits" wrote:
> > mean that one must supply the c-run-time bit flags,
> > documented elsewhere (where?), as mentioned in the open() API blurb,
> > O_RDONLY.
> No, O_RDONLY and friends are a completely different set
> of modes (confusing, I know!)
> The sort of mode you want here consists of 3 octal
> digits, for owner, group and other. Each digit
> contains read, write and execute permission bits
> in that order.
> So, to add write permission for the owner, for
> instance, "or" the existing permissions with
> octal 0200.
> There's also a fourth octal digit to the
> left which contains the setuid, setgid and
> sticky bits, but these aren't relevant for what
> you're doing here.
> Hope that helps,
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