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convert permissions in ls to octal

Terminal - convert permissions in ls to octal
ls -l | sed -e 's/--x/1/g' -e 's/-w-/2/g' -e 's/-wx/3/g' -e 's/r--/4/g' -e 's/r-x/5/g' -e 's/rw-/6/g' -e 's/rwx/7/g' -e 's/---/0/g'
2010-01-31 22:41:02
User: luishka
Functions: ls sed
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convert permissions in ls to octal

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Some cases output garbage. Otherwise, nice idea.

000- 1 root root 703 1. Dez 22:03 gshadow
Comment by rodolfoap 276 weeks and 3 days ago

stat can do it with nice output ;)

stat -c '%A %a %n' *
Comment by JesusSuperstar 276 weeks and 2 days ago

Ignores SUID and SGID flags

Comment by monkeyvegas 276 weeks and 2 days ago

For golfing this, consider that, ignoring SUID and SGID modes, replacing [rwx] in the permission string with 1 and '-' with 0 returns us a binary digit which can be converted directly to octal.

Comment by monkeyvegas 276 weeks and 2 days ago

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