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permission

(file system)
(Or "file mode") The ability to access (read, write, execute, traverse, etc.) a file or directory. Depending on the operating system, each file may have different permissions for different kinds of access and different users or groups of users.

chmod ("change mode") is the UNIX command to change permissions.
References in classic literature ?
When, having obtained permission, she walked to the water pail in the corner and drank from the dipper, unseen forces dragged Seesaw from his seat to go and drink after her.
She was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the con- trary--a permission which they seldom get, and one that gives to him that gives it the proud name of being a kind master.
Elton, just as he ought, entreated for the permission of attending and reading to them again.
Elinor, who foresaw a fairer opening for the point she had in view, in such a party as this was likely to be, more at liberty among themselves under the tranquil and well-bred direction of Lady Middleton than when her husband united them together in one noisy purpose, immediately accepted the invitation; Margaret, with her mother's permission, was equally compliant, and Marianne, though always unwilling to join any of their parties, was persuaded by her mother, who could not bear to have her seclude herself from any chance of amusement, to go likewise.
I should wish her to be brought up in a manner suiting her prospects," continued my benefactress; "to be made useful, to be kept humble: as for the vacations, she will, with your permission, spend them always at Lowood.
I don't want your permission for that - I SHALL marry him: and yet you have not told me whether I'm right.
She had never been taught to ask permission to do things, and she knew nothing at all about authority, so she would not have thought it necessary to ask Mrs.
Lecount's permission to sit with her back to the light?
That, immediately, on a signal, the prisoner was removed to the interior of the prison again; but, that he, the Doctor, had then so strongly pleaded for permission to remain and assure himself that his son-in-law was, through no malice or mischance, delivered to the concourse whose murderous yells outside the gate had often drowned the proceedings, that he had obtained the permission, and had remained in that Hall of Blood until the danger was over.
I thought so," I said with gravity, and eyes that didn't dare to smile outright till they had permission, which, however, was not long withheld them.
Captain," said the doctor, "with your permission, that's Silver.
She has my gracious permission to appear, and if she does not, the whole Court shall be trampled under foot after supper