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ugofornode

UNIX permission converter

UGOforNODE

Lightweight module for UNIX Symbolic notation "rwxrwxr--" to Octal notation "774" convertion.

npm install ugofornode
- toOctal from Symbolic notation to Octal notation
- toSymbolic from Octal notation to Symbolic notation
- getPermissionByClass return the Symbolic notation for a class (User, Group, Other)
- isSymbolicValid check Symbolic notation validity
- isOctalValid check the Octal notation validity
var UGOforNODE  = require('../UGOforNODE.js')
, ugo  = new UGOforNODE();
// Get Octal notation from Array 
permission1 = ugo.toOctal( ["rwx", "rwx", "r--"]; // 774 
// Get Octal notation from String 
permission2 = ugo.toOctal( "rwxrwxr--" ); // 774 
// Get Symbolic notation (Array) from Octal 
permission3 = ugo.toSymbolic( 774 ); // ["rwx","rwx","r--"] 
// Get Symbolic notation (String) from Octal 
permission4 = ugo.toSymbolic( 774, "string" ); // "rwxrwxr--" 
// Get Symbolic notation of the specified class from Octal Notation  
permission5 = ugo.getPermissionByClass( 774, 'OTHER' ); // "r--" 
// Get Symbolic notation of the specified class from Symbolic Notation (Array) 
permission6 = ugo.getPermissionByClass( ["rwx","rwx","r--"], 'OTHER' ); // "r--" 
// Validate Symbolic notation (Array) 
permission7 = ugo.isSymbolicValid( ["rwx","rwx","r--"] ); // true; 
// Validate Symbolic notation (String) 
permission8 = ugo.isSymbolicValid( "rwxrwxr--" ); // true; 
// Validate Octal notation 
permission9 = ugo.isOctalValid( 555 ); // true; 

UGOforNODE was created as part of a custom node development initiative sponsored by Bureaucloud (http://bureaucloud.com) & Bluedge(http://bluedge.co.uk) for a private application. This simple and lean module quickly became so convenient for addressing permissions, we decided to share it with others.