You can assign owner, group, and repository permissions by entering three digits when you use the -p option. The first digit corresponds to owner permissions, the second corresponds to the permissions of the group that the user belongs to, and the third corresponds to all other permissions.
Enter one number for each set of permissions. Each permission is associated with a number. Designate 4 for read permission, 2 for write permission, and 1 for execute permission. To assign permissions, you enter 4, 2, 1, or the sum of any of those numbers.
For example, if you want to assign default permissions, use the following command syntax:
This gives the folder owner read, write, and execute permissions (7 = 4+2+1). The owner’s group has read and write permissions (6 = 4+2). All others have read permission.
The command returns “createfolder successfully completed” or returns “createfolder failed” message. The creation might fail for the following reasons:
The folder already exists.
The owner does not exist or does not belong to the group.