chmod -- change file mode


int chmod(string filename, int mode);

Attempts to change the mode of the file specified by filename to that given in mode.

Note that mode is not automatically assumed to be an octal value. To ensure the expected operation, you need to prefix mode with a zero (0):

chmod( "/somedir/somefile", 755 );   // decimal; probably incorrect       
chmod( "/somedir/somefile", 0755 );  // octal; correct value of mode

Returns true on success and false otherwise.

See also chown() and chgrp().