Small snippets to get file permissions using node.
node.stat returns an object with a field
mode. The mode contains the file information in decimal format.
man 2 stat, one get the masks:
0170000 bit mask for the file type bit fields 0140000 socket 0120000 symbolic link 0100000 regular file 0060000 block device 0040000 directory 0020000 character device 0010000 FIFO 0004000 set-user-ID bit 0002000 set-group-ID bit (see below) 0001000 sticky bit (see below) 00700 mask for file owner permissions 00400 owner has read permission 00200 owner has write permission 00100 owner has execute permission 00070 mask for group permissions 00040 group has read permission 00020 group has write permission 00010 group has execute permission 00007 mask for permissions for others (not in group) 00004 others have read permission 00002 others have write permission 00001 others have execute permission
So finally, if one want to know if one can write to a file:
var mode = require('fs').statSync(file).mode; console.log( (mode & 00200) !== 0 ? 'can write' : 'no write permissions' );