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Show current folder permission from /, useful for debugging ssh key permission

Terminal - Show current folder permission from /, useful for debugging ssh key permission
awk 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?DIR:ENVIRON["PWD"];l=split(dir,parts,"/");last="";for(i=1;i<l+1;i++){d=last"/"parts[i];gsub("//","/",d);system("ls -ld \""d"\"");last=d}}'
2009-10-22 16:28:07
User: arcege
Functions: awk
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Show current folder permission from /, useful for debugging ssh key permission

Handled all within awk. Takes the value from $PWD and constructs directory structures and runs commands against them. The gsub() call is not necessary, but added for better visibility.

If a variable DIR is given on the awk command-line, then that directory is used instead:

awk -vDIR=$HOME/.ssh 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?...}'

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
pushd .> /dev/null; cd /; for d in `echo $OLDPWD | sed -e 's/\// /g'`; do cd $d; echo -n "$d "; ls -ld .; done; popd >/dev/null
2009-10-22 12:32:11
User: syladmin
Functions: cd echo ls sed
Tags: permissions
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Can easily be scripted in order to show permission "tree" from any folder. Can also be formated with

column -t

{ pushd .> /dev/null; cd /; for d in `echo $OLDPWD | sed -e 's/\// /g'`; do cd $d; echo -n "$d "; ls -ld .; done; popd >/dev/null ; } | column -t

from http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3731/using-column-to-format-a-directory-listing

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As far as I can tell, command as given is missing a few essentials: the awk command and a set of enclosing single quotes.

Comment by bsussman 305 weeks and 5 days ago

Doh! What happens when you copy and paste the wrong parts. I also modified the system call to quote the directory in case of special characters, like spaces.

Comment by arcege 305 weeks and 5 days ago

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