As a Linux administrator, you often have to work with files, folders, symlinks, etc. And sometimes you need to know more information about individual elements in a path for example file type, owner, …
For that matter, the namei command appeared. Now we’re gonna teach you to use the namei command in Linux.
The syntax of the namei command
namei [options] pathname...
$ namei test/test1.txt
f: the path name
-: the file name
Using the namei command
1. Align to the left margin (using -v option)
$ namei -v test/test1.txt
2. Show owner and group (using -o option)
$ namei -o test/test1.txt
This proves that this folder and file are both owned by ubuntu.
3. Show long list (using -l option)
$ namei -l test/test1.txt
With this option, it will show more privileges of the owner.
If you only want to show the privileges of the owner, let’s use the -m option:
$ namei -m test/test1.txt
We just taught you to use the namei command in Linux.
Thank you for referring!
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.