check for write/read permissions

find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -w {} \; -exec echo {} writable \; 2>/dev/null
su www-apache/ftp user and then check readable: find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -r {} \; -exec echo {} readable \; 2>/dev/null check writable: find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -w {} \; -exec echo {} writable \; 2>/dev/null

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By: cas_alexi
2013-02-27 13:18:47

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I don't know what exactly you're trying to accomplish by the test for "-wholename", especially when you start at "~/". Perhaps you wanted to do something like (bash syntax): find ~/{dev,sys,proc} -type d ... On top of that, you can omit both costly(!) execs by using simple "-writable" or "-readable" (plus add "sed 's/$/ writable/'" if you insist). Given that you already use the lesser portable "-wholename" (as opposed to "-path"), my suggestion of "-readable" or "-writable" shouldn't be a problem.
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