Prefer chmod u plus x to plus x

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Last Updated: 2021-05-16

I was in the habit of always using chmod +x on my scripts.

This was not great.

I should use chmod u+x over chmod +x. The former gives execute rights just for the current user, the latter for all users, which is too lenient.