A Unix tool for changing file permissions

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CHMOD 0777, but Wordpress still not able to write files/folders

The day before yesterday I ordered my own VPS. But now I have problems with Wordpress, Wordpress is not able to create a .htaccess by itself, not able to write to it and plugins aren't able to create ...
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How to add write permissions to php/apache? [duplicate]

I've got the following scenario: There's a folder named "uploads". It's owned by "root" and it's group is "webmasters". Permissions are set to 755. drwxrwsr-x 2 root webmasters 4096 Mar 20 22:49 ...
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Chmod operation not permitted?

I'm trying to deploy a rails app and i've done it before, but this time i'm having a weird issue. Why can i not run this chmod command? I'm currently logged in as user: csmsched -bash-3.2$ pwd ...
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List all folders that have permissions of 777

Is there any way to list all the folders that have permissions of 777?
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chmod 1777 or 3777 on /tmp

Is there an ideal chmod for /tmp (with /var/tmp symlinked to /tmp)? I've seen people mention it both ways just curious as to the difference. Is it a security difference?
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Chmod all files and directories recursively to 666 under /usr [duplicate]

I want to make an chmod command that's recursively will apply the privilegies to all directoris under that. Example: chmod 666 /usr I want that every directory under "/usr" turn into permissions to ...
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Shared hosting, stop user deleting .htm file?

Hi guys I have set up a small shared hosting set up for friends. I have set the file chmod permissions to chmod 711 /home chmod 711 /home/testuser chmod 755 /home/testuser/public_html chmod o+r ...
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Why is kjournald extremely active on a mostly quiescent filesystem?

Note: This is a "documenting my process" question that I'll be writing an answer to. Happily, serverfault already helped me solve this, because writing up my situation so others would be able to ...
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/dev/* permission

I accidentally sudo chmod 666 /dev/*. And now many devices in my computer messed up. I have fixed some of them like /dev/shm, /dev/snd but I am not sure about the rest. What's the correct permission ...
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sftp limitation: disable chmod +x

Do I have an option to forbid a user group or a sftpuser to set chmod +x? The user shall be allowed to upload media files, but no php scripts to run for example.
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File readable by only PHP?

I'd like to make a file on my server be readable by PHP, but not directly accessible with a browser. Say my Apache installation's root is /apache. I'd like PHP to be able to get the text of ...
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CentOs, Folder Permissions

I would like to give an FTP user permission to write in a folder but should not be able to alter other files in the folder or sub folder in the main folder. I have a root account, we are using the ...
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Using chown to change the group owner of a directory is not permitted…Why?

I am trying to execute chown on a directory that has the following permissions and owners: drwxrwxr-x 2 justin devs 4096 Jan 1 20:42 test I am trying to simply execute the following as the justin ...
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Change ownership and permissions of file

Is it possible to change owner/group of a file AND permissions with 1 command? I tried: chmod user1:groupOfUser1=770 file.txt but it does not work.
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Samba users are writing files with the same owner

I created a Samba share and 3 users (Marc, Mary and Paul), both in Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) and Samba. Then I configured 3 Win7 computers to access the share, each with different credentials. I created 3 ...
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Ubuntu, How to prevent listing sub-directory if parent-directory is protected

I remember last time when I am on some Linux OS ( cannot remember ), when I change the mod of a directory to 711, that folder together with all of its sub-directories cannot be listed (ls -al) by any ...
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Default owner and group for new files/folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up default group permission in linux folder I'm uploading to /var/www via SFTP and wondered how I can get it so when I upload a file or folder it always has ...
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Allow PHP to write file without 777

I am setting up a simple website on webspace provided by my university. I do not have database access so I am storing all the data in a flat file. The issue I am experiencing is related to file ...
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Permissions on directories for file uploads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best linux permissions to use for my website? What is the correct way to set up directories to allow user uploads on Linux? My websites upload dir is 755, ...
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Trying to include file from another account: permissions denied

I have a dedicated server running php with dso handler, I am including a global config.php from one account into all the other accounts. This works fine on apache when opening the sites via browser. ...
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rsync - failed to set permission - operation not permitted

I got the following command with this error rsync -avz --links -O /home/jansiatest/.jenkins/workspace/svn_to_demo/trunk/CPS/ jansia@ps27670.dreamhost.com:/home/tasklite/temp sending incremental file ...
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apache user directory access permission denied

I've run chmod 777 on /home/cache/, however the apache user is still unable to write to it. My php script is writing to this directory but got a permission denied error and don't know why. ls -ld ...
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chmod not working on vbox shared folder

The folder /var/www was mounted during init, using: mount -t vboxsf cuckoo_shared /var/www/ -o uid=1000,gid=1000,rw,dmode=755 Now, all the files belong to my user jdrummond as default. And also have ...
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File/Directory permissions for SFTP user

After using the SSH quite a lot on my 1.5 week old Debian 6 VPS, I wanted to start uploading files through SFTP. I already tried that earlier, but with the root account, which isn't possible with SSH ...
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Chmod wont stick [closed]

I'm using CentOS on a virtual dedicated server. When I go in as root, and change the chmod value of a folder it works. But, any files I place into that folder do not inherit the chmod I set. This is ...
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Running trac on a debian server - error writing to trac.ini

I have trac running on my debian server and I set it up using mod_wsgi through apache. Now I have everything setup nicely, except I can never seem to write to a projects trac.ini file through the ...
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centos 6.2 gives read permission denied when root has set read permissions to all users

Installing Dropbox on Centos 6.2 owned by root. Demonstrating that the dropbox folder is owned by root with read permissions to all "root" user gives read permissions to all users [root@localhost ...
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setfacl equivalent to chmod for setting/unsetting individual flag

Using setfacl command line arguments, is there a way to set/unset a single flag as the following command will do ? chmod g+x FILE Please note that: setfacl g::x FILE setfacl g::--x FILE are ...
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linux automatic change permissions in resolv.file

In various linux servers I see how the permissions of the /etc/resolv.conf file change automatically. In state normal: -r--r--r-- 1 root root 103 Jul 4 11:50 resolv.conf In changed state: ...
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chmod -R 777 /. - RHEL 5.5

A shell script testing went bad and it issued chmod -R 777 /. to the system, instead of chmod -R 777 ./ and as expected it wiped the critical meta data. We have turned off the system and it ...
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When is chmod 777 justified? [closed]

I know that one should avoid setting file/folder permissions to 777 and instead use a more granular approach. I would like to know, if there are specific cases when using chmod 777 on a webserver is ...
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dkimproxy unable to read private key

I just found this error in my server logs May 17 14:55:07 marcus dkimproxy.out[1005]: signing error: Error: cannot read /etc/ssl/private/dkim_server/dkim_server.key: Permission denied dkimproxy ...
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Correct recursive chmod, separate for files & dirs

I'd like to recursively chmod a directory so that: Files are 0664 Directories are 0775 How to do it better, shorter, fancier? :) Maybe, use umask somehow? All find solutions are too long: I ...
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Apache 404 Error While PHP File Exists

I am getting 404 error while the file exist. I gave the file (chmod 755) still the file does not show up. Strange part it only happens to few files. I am certain the file exists on the directory ...
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Unable to change permission of the files on mounted partitions in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I mounted my SOFTS(/dev/sda6) partiotion by selecting it on nautilis. After that i openend the terminal and tried to change the permissions of a file. The ...
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Centos file permission issue

The script I'm using requires your files to be chmoded to 666 for editing, although even after I've chmoded the files it's telling me it couldn't write the files. I think it might be a security ...
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Adding Apache to a Developer Group (Web Permissions)

On a private server with an application that needs write access (Wordpress), is it better to add Apache's web user (www-data) to the "developers" group that owns /var/www or use fastcgi / suphp ...
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Set Default User / Group (Sticky Bit) in Ubuntu

To enforce the following permissions on files in /var/www, can I use the commands chmod u+s and chmod g+s? Permissions: chown -R root:web /var/www chmod -R g+rw /var/www
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Permissions nightmare - tried all I know

Working on a new client's dev site, which is a wordpress install on a Plesk box. I have SSH root access, and FTP access through a separate account. What I've done so far Initially I couldn't make ...
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Cannot login after chmod o -rwx

I have typed a recursive chmod o-rwx command from root in a linux via ssh. After that I can not login as root anymore. It is a huge problem now. Can I do anything to do to resolve this? I can only ...
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Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive?

This is a Canonical Question about File Permission and Why 777 is "destructive". I'm not asking how to fix this problem, as there are a ton of references of that already on Server Fault ...
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ubuntu change default files and folders permission

i have ubuntu 10.04 on my server. when i was create a file by ftp, php and ... files permission is 600 and folders is 700. how can i change default files permission into 644 and folders to 755? ...
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Change all file permissions to 644 and all folder permissions to 755 recursively

How to change all file permissions to 644 and all folder permissions to 755 recursively using chmod in the following two situation: If they had 777 permissions Regardless of the permission (with ANY ...
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Setting up user permissions for new user

I want to add a new user to my CentOS 6 server (let's call him Barry). I've made the user account Barry and added him to a group I created called webusers like this: groupadd webusers useradd -G ...
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Linux ACL behaviour: settings the mask changes 'ls' output, but not actual permissions

It might be the time of night, but this is puzzling me. Picture the following. [root@node1 acltest]# getfacl foo/ # file: foo # owner: root # group: testuser user::rwx group::r-x other::--- ...
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Cannot find command after reboot even though chmod +x was successful?

Dealing with a weird problem on CentOS trying to add the Play! framework to my path. Just earlier I successfully did a chmod +x play on Play! and I could run commands. Then I rebooted and it ...
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Cannot access directory via SFTP - “locked”-Flag

I'am trying to access a remote Directory via SFTP. ls in the parent dir says that where the d for directory should be, there is an l. Manpage of chmod says something about "mandatory locking", but ...
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Can a file that is executable be read?

If a file has permissions -rwx-wx-wx can it be read by other and group users, or can it only executed and written? Is there some way to read an executable file by executing it?
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Possible to globally change chmod permissions based on logged in user?

This is a little embarrassing to ask, but I just set up a ubuntu server with openssh. Is it possible to create a user that has read-only access to chmod **7 files if that user is not the owner, nor ...
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chmod apply to user group [closed]

I need to set the permissions of a dir so that a usergroup in my ubuntu-server has read/write permissions. I understand that I'm supposed to use chmod (right?), but how do I set the permissions to ...