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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 ?
With the pack-saddle I do not concern myself; but I may tell you on that head that my squire Sancho asked my permission to strip off the caparison of this vanquished poltroon's steed, and with it adorn his own; I allowed him, and he took it; and as to its having been changed from a caparison into a pack-saddle, I can give no explanation except the usual one, that such transformations will take place in adventures of chivalry.
"Still, the permission you are going to ask from the king?"
At this instant Captain Blomsberry appeared, half-dressed, and rushing on to the forecastle-deck, whither all the officers had hurried, exclaimed, "With your permission, gentlemen, what has happened?"
The reasons why I excluded him from my portrait-gallery are so honorab le to both of us, that I must ask permission briefly to record them.
After having granted this permission, the Prince proceeded on his way over the green amidst the most enthusiastic acclamations.
With your kind permission, I will get on to the messages next."
With your permission I will whisper the name in your ear.
Loscombe has declined acceding to this request, for want of formal permission to disclose his client's proceedings after leaving Aldborough.
He may do what he will, But, till he has given permission, the Pack may not eat of that Kill.
When her request was granted, she besought permission to rear her puppies in the same spot.
The sovereign was so pleased with the wit of the reply that he gave her permission to scratch his Prime Minister's eyes out.
Vyse, Cecil has just asked my permission about it, and I should be delighted, if Lucy wishes it.