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    How to find Permission of a user in UNIX?

    Will anyone help me in how to find what are all the privileges/permissions which a user have in UNIX? I mean if I logon to unix server, I just want to know whether I have read, write, execute, rlogin, rcp... etc. permissions or not. I'm using Sun Solaris 5.8 version.
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    permissions are determined on a per-file basis... ie you will have permissions to read, write or execute some items but not others. You will need to first identify what group you are in with 'finger username' and then use 'ls -al filename' to see the full file details, including the permissions which are expressed as rwxrwxrwx strings to the left hand side.. have a google for basic unix file permissions to understand how they work

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