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os.chmod() - os

The method chmod() changes the mode of path to the passed numeric mode. The mode may take one of the following values or bitwise ORed combinations of them:

  • stat.S_ISUID: Set user ID on execution.

  • stat.S_ISGID: Set group ID on execution.

  • stat.S_ENFMT: Record locking enforced.

  • stat.S_ISVTX: Save text image after execution.

  • stat.S_IREAD: Read by owner.

  • stat.S_IWRITE: Write by owner.

  • stat.S_IEXEC: Execute by owner.

  • stat.S_IRWXU: Read, write, and execute by owner.

  • stat.S_IRUSR: Read by owner.

  • stat.S_IWUSR: Write by owner.

  • stat.S_IXUSR: Execute by owner.

  • stat.S_IRWXG: Read, write, and execute by group.

  • stat.S_IRGRP: Read by group.

  • stat.S_IWGRP: Write by group.

  • stat.S_IXGRP: Execute by group.

  • stat.S_IRWXO: Read, write, and execute by others.

  • stat.S_IROTH: Read by others.

  • stat.S_IWOTH: Write by others.

  • stat.S_IXOTH: Execute by others.

Parameters : 

  • path -- This is the path for which mode would be set.

  • mode -- This may take one of the above mentioned values or bitwise ORed combinations of them.


os.chmod(path, mode);



import os, sys, stat

# Assuming /tmp/foo.txt exists, Set a file execute by the group.

os.chmod("/tmp/foo.txt", stat.S_IXGRP)

# Set a file write by others.
os.chmod("/tmp/foo.txt", stat.S_IWOTH)

print "Changed mode successfully!!"

Output / Return Value

This method does not return any value.


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