My shell script runs from the command line, but fails in cronjob.

/bin/sh: asper.sh: Permission denied

-rw-r--r-- asper.sh

I guess the permission should look like '-rwxr-xr--'

How can I change the permission to be like that?

  • chmod +x asper.sh. Also, this is not really a Stack Overflow question. Maybe superuser? Server fault?
    – asveikau
    May 12, 2011 at 4:27
  • chmod +x asper.sh will result in -rwxr-xr-x which will also work, but is not the permission setting asked for in the question.
    – Trott
    May 12, 2011 at 4:30

2 Answers 2


If you want permissions to look like -rwxr-xr--:

chmod 754 asper.sh

If you just want to add the execute bit, it's as easy as:

chmod +x asper.sh

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