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    Please see my reply later in the thread. 0777 is a base eight representation of the binary number 000111111111. Unix files have permissions read, write, and execute. Each permission is tested three times, for the owner of the file, the members of the group that owns the file, and everyone else. User, group, others. ( The execute bit on a folder means you can list its contents.) So there are nine permission tests. owner-read, owner-write, owner-execute, group-read, group-write, etc.

    Thanks a million for this. Just what we needed!Users may find "chmod 777 /media/HDD" mysterious. You could also say "sudo chmod a+rwx /media/HDD" to add (+) read, write, and execute permissions(rwx) for all(a) users. Try the command "man 1 chmod" on your Raspbian terminal for the traditional explanation. And thank the good folks at Free Software Foundation for giving us a manual entry for their chmod command.You might also try the command "man 5 fstab" to find out what all that stuff in /etc/fstab is about. The number at the end of the line has to do with whether you want the file system inspector to look at that volume after a reboot. Say "0" if you want your media volume left alone. Say "2" if you want it inspected and...see more »Thanks a million for this. Just what we needed!Users may find "chmod 777 /media/HDD" mysterious. You could also say "sudo chmod a+rwx /media/HDD" to add (+) read, write, and execute permissions(rwx) for all(a) users. Try the command "man 1 chmod" on your Raspbian terminal for the traditional explanation. And thank the good folks at Free Software Foundation for giving us a manual entry for their chmod command.You might also try the command "man 5 fstab" to find out what all that stuff in /etc/fstab is about. The number at the end of the line has to do with whether you want the file system inspector to look at that volume after a reboot. Say "0" if you want your media volume left alone. Say "2" if you want it inspected and repairs attempted. The other number is an instruction to the dump command. Say "0" so it leaves the volume alone too.

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