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Old 03-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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user permission help, can not chmod files and folder

Hi everybody

I have my own Linux server, I just creat a account via WHM


I moved all my files and folders from /usr/local/apache/htdocs/* to my new account place : /home/johnterry/public_html

and I login to new account with ftp program but I can not chmod files and folders with this account, I dont know why ? I must set permission for user "johnterry" ? or I miss something ?

I am new with Linux server, please help me

Thanks for your time !


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Old 03-05-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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What does the output of 'ls -l /home/johnterry' show? It should list the user and group to which the files are assigned, as well as their permissions.

If they aren't owned by 'johnterry' or have the right permissions for his group, you won't be able to edit the files' attributes. For that, you may need root access.


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