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ACCESS(1)							     ACCESS(1)

NAME
       access -	determine whether a file can be	accessed

SYNOPSIS
       access -mode file

DESCRIPTION
       Exit  successfully  if  file  can  be accessed with the specified mode.
       mode is one or more letters of rwx, where r is for readable, w  is  for
       writable, and x is for executable.

       The  difference between access 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.

OPTIONS
       access accepts the following additional options:

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --version
	      Print version information	and exit.

SEE ALSO
       access(2)

Kpathsea 3.2			4 January 1998			     ACCESS(1)

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