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The chmod syntax is completely different from yours There are different ways to do it. If you type "man chmod", you can check the correct syntax. What permission do you want to change ? A file ? A directory ? Who's owning it ? You have to think if you want to give permission to everybody else, or just everybody else in the same group. Do an "ls -l" an you'll see who's owning the file/directory.