kpseaccess (1) - Linux Man Pages
kpseaccess: determine whether a file can be accessed
kpseaccess - determine whether a file can be accessed
SYNOPSISkpseaccess mode file
DESCRIPTIONExit successfully if file can be accessed with the specified mode. The mode is an optional dash (`-') followed by zero or more letters of rwx, where r is for readable, w is for writable, and x is for executable.
The difference between kpseaccess and test is that the latter looks at the permission bits, while the former checks using the access(2) system call. This makes a difference when file systems have been mounted read-only.
OPTIONSkpseaccess accepts the following options:
- Print help message and exit.
- Print version information and exit.