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In the new server.properties file, there is a line called op-permission-level, which is set to 4 by default. What does it do?

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According to the Minecraft Wiki:

Sets permission level for ops.

1. Ops can bypass spawn protection.
2. Ops can use /clear, /difficulty, /effect, /gamemode, /gamerule, /give, /summon, /setblock and /tp, and can edit command blocks.
3. Ops can use /ban, /deop, /whitelist, /kick, and /op.
4. Ops can use /stop.

4 is the highest OP level, and a level 4 Operator can use all the commands levels 1-3 can. A level one OP can only bypass spawn protection.

As said in the comments, for small servers, you probably want to your OPs to be level 3.

  • so lvl 3 is what you want mostly, but using stop (which shuts down the server) can be useful if you got a ton of griefers and need to get rid of them – ratchet freak Nov 3 '13 at 1:47
  • For small servers, ops shouldn't even need level 3 (although kick is useful). That stuff should generally be handled by the admin anyways (which is typically an op as well). – MBraedley Nov 3 '13 at 3:19
  • I would personal give any op the level 3. The rest of commands the admin will use, can be done it the server panel. – user65772 Jan 3 '14 at 22:52
  • I know this is an old question, but does a level 3 op have the abilities from level 1 and 2? Or do they have the abilities from 4 instead? I want my ops to have the ability to ban and kick people, but don't want them to change gamemodes, summon, or use command blocks. – Kenny Aug 20 '15 at 21:18
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    @Kenny I did some extra research, and updated the answer accordingly. – user28379 Aug 25 '15 at 12:35

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