Help to set permission on password files in script

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http://www.unix.com – Hi Techies I am stuck in a problem, I have written a script which is calling a second script which contains some command and password for quering on database. I do not want to disclose this command or specially password file. Please help.. Please have a look on directory structure and permissions on them... Code: $ ls -l -rwxr-x---    1 user staff          254 Dec 14 08:21 C4jobs.sh drwxr-x---    2 user staff          256 Dec 14 08:30 testing $ls -l testing -rwxr-x---    1 user staff      (HowTos)