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(since EVL 2.3)

Change file mode bits.

Each <file> is of the form

[<scheme>://][[<user>@@]<host>[:<port>]]<path> ...

For scheme ‘hdfs://’ it calls function ‘evl_hdfs_chmod’, which is by default ‘hdfs dfs -chmod’.

For scheme ‘sftp://’ it calls function ‘evl_sftp_chmod’.


  ( <mode>[,<mode>]... | <octal-mode> ) <file>...

evl chmod
  ( <mode>[,<mode>]... | <octal-mode> ) <file>...
  [-R|--recursive] [--verbose]

evl chmod
  ( --help | --usage | --version )


-R, --recursive

change files and directories recursively

Standard options:


print this help and exit


print short usage information and exit

-v, --verbose

print to stderr info/debug messages of the component


print version and exit


  1. Simple usage examples:
    Chmod hdfs:///some/path/
    Chmod /some/local/machine/path/
  2. Depends on environment, e.g. ‘PROD’/‘TEST’/‘DEV’, might be useful to be used this way:
    # on DEV:
    # on PROD:

    and then in ‘evs’ file:

    Chmod -p "$OUTPUT_DIR"