1. NAME

kpseaccess - determine whether a file can be accessed

2. SYNOPSIS

kpseaccess [-rwx] file

3. DESCRIPTION

Exit successfully if file can be accessed with the specified mode. The 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

kpseaccess and

test is that the latter looks at the permission bits, while the former checks using the

R access (2) system call. This makes a difference when file systems have been mounted read-only.

4. OPTIONS

kpseaccess accepts the following additional options:

--help

    .rb Print help message and exit.

--version

    .rb Print version information and exit.

5. SEE ALSO

R access (2)