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Old 10-08-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
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html permissions

I am ready to scream... I have been experiecing a problem with permissions to the html directory. Something keeps changing it from 755 to rwx for owner only. I have changed it back to 755 several times only to find that that something is changing it back to rwx for owner only. I suspect that it has something to do with filemanager. Could that be? ANy thoughts or ideas would be welcome.
Old 10-09-2003, 02:44 AM   #2
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I'm a little confused. A chmod of 755 will indeed give rxw to the owner only. The group and world permissions should be read and execute. Could you explain the problem for us a bit better, or where the confusion is for you?

Old 10-09-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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ok.. here is the mind boggling issue.
drwx------ 83 apache html 4096 Oct 2 07:18 html/
I change the permissions to the html directory to 755 and something changes it back to rwx for owner and no permissions for group and other users. AM i correct by saying html must be owned by apache and permissions set to 755 for others to access html files. I don't know what is changing the permissions.
ANy slick tools to find out whats going on? Thanks for the reply.
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drwxr-xr-x 83 apache html 4096 Oct 2 07:18 html/
This is the permissions for html after I chmod 755 html/
something is changing the permissions for the group and other users where they can't access the html pages.
Old 10-22-2003, 07:16 PM   #5
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unable to chmod

I'm guessing here, but since you didn't indicate the commands or user you are using, I'd guess that you do not have permissions to chmod those files. The system will ignore, or "change back" any permissions you try to change if you are not authorized to make the change. Are you remembering to su to root before you issue the chmod command? Try issuing the command with the -v option, to enable verbose.

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I was root when I made the changes. It was a hourly cron job that was changing it. It took some doing but I figured it out as to why. Thanks for the reply ...


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