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I have a PHP script that attempts to create a file with fopen. Running it however, yields an error stating it doesn't have the right permissions to create the file. I have PHP running under Apache on Ubuntu. How can I grant it permission to edit files in /var/www?

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chown -R www-data /var/www
chmod u+w /var/www

It would probably be a good idea to narrow this permissions change down to whatever specific directory you need to have files written to.

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Okay, it's just one subfolder of /var/www. Thanks! – Nathan Osman Jan 4 '10 at 23:33

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