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 speci-
       fied 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)

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