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I have seen this before in some directories. Where if you know the name of a file you can open it and edit it, but you cannot ls in the directory so if you don't know the name of the file you can't really do anything with it?

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migrated from Sep 17 '12 at 11:53

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Execute permissions will allow traversal. No read permissions will prevent reading of the contents. Therefore, -r+x.

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