very handy guide for newbies=) i could have used it a while back, i had to understand the permissions on my own
i would like to add that fx file explorer by nextapp is free from playstore and u can set permissions (and also use it as a rootbrowser) with the root addon=)
Originally Posted by zeppelinrox
I wondered how the values were determined.
I wanted to post something along those lines... how I remember them.
I find it easier to visualize so in my mind, I would just add the rows like so...
This way, I don't have to remember what's 755 because its...
Adding the top row gives a 7 and the next 2 rows add up to 5.
There is only a single way to get a 5
Of course, there is only a single way to get any value from 1 to 7 so you can't go wrong.
So the very common 644 would be
So if somebody says to apply something weird like chmod 653... you don't have to remember what it is... open up a root explorer and check off
i guess 100 and 010 and etc numbers came from 1=true 0=false
but im not sure im not a dev:P
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