Some ncftp Questions?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Dec 31 21:02:57 UTC 2017
Tim here. Okay, those awk commands should have had "$1" instead of
"$2" in them (on my local machine there's an extra column before the
permission information). But the below was the information I was
That breaks down to
d (both are directories)
r (your user can read both directories)
w (your user can write both directories)
x (your user can get a directory listing of both directories)
r/- (others in your group can read your ~/dance but not ~ directory)
- (users in your group may not write in either directory)
x (users in your group can get a directory listing of both directories)
r/- (anybody can read your ~/dance but not ~ directory)
- (nobody may write in either directory)
x (anybody can get a directory listing of both directories)
This suggests that your home directory is *not* world-readable (good)
but that your ~/dance/ directory *is* world-readable (to anybody that
knows the path).
If you can FTP files *to* your local machine *from* your Shellworld
subdirectories but not your Shellworld home directory, this aligns
with what I see here that the FTP server is running as an "ftp"
However if you can FTP files *from* your local machine *to* your
Shellworld subdirectory but not your Shellworld home directory, then
it's something weirder and it's likely a Shellworld configuration
Either way, I'd work to transition to sftp/scp/rsync which should let
you access files in your home directory and has the other benefits I
On December 31, 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> OK Tim, I ran your updated command without an opening dollar-sign,
> and here's what we got
> ls -dlF $HOME $HOME/dance
> drwx--x--x 73 chime chime 1257472 Dec 31 11:03 /home/chime/
> drwxr-xr-x 6 chime chime 16384 Nov 19 13:54 /home/chime/dance/
> Back again live: Not sure which of these you were wondering about?
> Whether I can ncftp items within Shellworld, or did you want me to
> try plain ftp to see if results are similar?
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