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The funny thing is, I probably take criticism better than anyone I've ever met
If you trigger on the words "difficult" and "incorrect", taking them personally in a way no other person I met has, I highly doubt your claim.

It's not my intention to discredit you. In fact, I didn't care who wrote that post. What I saw was what I said... a series of difficult-to-get-right steps to accomplish what could be accomplished in a short sequence.

And as for answering this to the original poster, as I view back up the thread, it's not even the right answer. The answer I gave earlier was much closer to what the original poster wanted. Your posting strayed further away, giving a mostly useless octal value where what was needed was simply taking the stat value, optionally anding it with 07777, and then handing that to chmod. That's what I said, and even though I didn't include code, it was more accurate and accomplished more than your detour, either original, or as I corrected it.

So, I challenge your claim that you can take constructive criticism. I also challenge your claim that your answer was more useful than mine.

Heck, you'll probably even see this post as another personal assault, when really I'm just trying to get you to see that you're being ineffective and distracting, although you get an A for effort. {grin}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

In reply to RE: RE: RE: Answer: How do I get all the permission flags on a file? by merlyn
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