If you come across a rather cryptic word "lrwxrwxrwx" when listing files and directories, here's how you can interpret it.
As you know, file permissions in Unix are traditionally provided using 3 levels:
- user (file owner) permissions – specifically, permissions for the user currently setup as the file owner
- group permissions – since each file belongs to a particular group, this permission level confirms the access other group members will enjoy
- other (everyone else on the system) permissions