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CHMOD query

Posted by TedH (TedH), 24 March 2007
Hi Graham et al, how's things?

I have this idea but don't know if such a thing is possible. A perl script which CHMODs itself. It's for a setup script I'm planning and I want to idiot proof it.

Can that be done?

cheers - Ted

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 25 March 2007
Yes - no reason why it won't work.  I guess you've got an executable script that is to be run once then won't execute again?

Posted by TedH (TedH), 25 March 2007
Hi Graham, that's the plan.

A setup script would run and do it's stuff and then be discarded.

I figure the less a novice has to do, the less they can mess up. It's aimed at the point and click crowd (at lowest level). Makes life easier for me too  

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