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kind of a newbie to server stuff.

I am running a centOS setup with whoosh search engine for my django app. Everytime I restart or rebuild my index i get a warning that states IOError: The path to your Whoosh index '/www/test/mysite_index' is not writable for the current user/group.

How do I make sure this folder stays permanently CHMOD'd


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Chmod is already permanent.
The fact that the permissions change means that another process or user changes the permissions back behind your back.

Beside that, it's probably a better idea to use the chown command to change the owner of the folder.

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There could be a few options: Try looking at the umask for the user/process that creates the file.

You also want to look at the group owner of the file and the processes that are trying to read it , should they be in the same group ?

Failing that then look at adding a chmod command to a script just after the file is created as part of its creation script.

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I'm sure you meant umask, not "unmask" :) – 0xC0000022L Mar 10 '11 at 13:58
yes sorry , typo – AndyM Mar 10 '11 at 14:00
you can edit your own answer ;) – 0xC0000022L Mar 10 '11 at 15:06

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