access



ACCESS(1)                                                            ACCESS(1)




NAME

       access - determine whether a file can be accessed


SYNOPSIS

       access -mode file


DESCRIPTION

       Exit  successfully  if  file  can  be accessed with the specified mode.
       mode is one or more letters of rwx, where r is for readable, w  is  for
       writable, and x is for executable.

       The  difference between access and test is that the latter looks at the
       permission bits, while the former checks  using  the  access(2)  system
       call.   This  makes  a  difference  when file systems have been mounted
       read-only.


OPTIONS

       access accepts the following additional options:

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --version
              Print version information and exit.


SEE ALSO

       access(2)



Kpathsea 3.4.5                  4 January 1998                       ACCESS(1)

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