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Each digit corresponds to a group of three letters each digit also corresponds to one set of permissions as follows:
Note: On some servers you may not see the numbers as shown above, what you see is rwxrwxrwx (777) or something similar.
It is much easier to say a file has 755 permissions than to call out the code:
|- (no 'd' it is a file)||rwx||rwx||rwx|
|Then put it all together for: -rwxrwxrwx (numerically 777)|
|- (no 'd' it is a file)||Read/Write/Execute||Read/Write/Execute||Read/Write/Execute|
This something you NEVER want to be allowed on your server/website unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing.
drwxrwxrwx, the "d" is for directory.