The agent will use a UNIX function called 'glob' to search for the files. See the 'man' page for 'glob' on an HP machine. There is a particular part of the man page which explains what permissions are required for glob to work. Below is a excerpt : glob() is a path name generator. pattern is a pointer to a path name pattern to be expanded. If pattern contains any of the special characters *, ?, or [, pattern is matched against all accessible path names. In order to have access to a path name, glob() requires: + Search permission on every component of a path except the last. + Read permission on each directory of any file name component of pattern that contains any of the above special characters.