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A tiny wrapper to get information about file permissions

Project description

Permissions

Permissions provides a tiny wrapper on top of built-in Python's libraries to get information about file permissions in Unix systems.

Motivation

Currently everything related to permission management is spreaded across few packages. It is nice and handy to have everything gathered together. Permissions is quite incomplete at the moment and any kind of missed functionality is welcome as pull requests or GitHub issues.

Installation

pip install file-permissions

Example

from permissions import get_permissions_from

p = get_permissions_from('test.txt')  # returns PermissionsContainer object
p.executable()
# False
p.readable()
# True

Reference

Available fields in PermissionsContainer:

  1. executable - boolean, indicates whether file could be executed by current user or not;
  2. group - object(pwd.struct_group), contains information about group the file belongs to. Available fields there are:
    • gr_name
    • gr_passwd
    • gr_gid
    • gr_mem
  3. is_sticky - boolean, inficates whether file has sticky bit or not.
  4. owner - object(pwd.struct_passwd), contains information about user the file belongs to. Available fields there are:
    • pw_name
    • pw_passwd
    • pw_uid
    • pw_gid
    • pw_gecos
    • pw_dir
    • pw_shell
  5. readable - boolean, indicates whether file could be read by current user or not;
  6. sgid - returns SGID if set or 0;
  7. suid - returns SUID if set or 0;
  8. umask - str, file permissions as umask, e. g. 0755, 0400;
  9. writable - boolean, indicates whether file could be written by current user or not;

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