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Sun Jun 6 15:33:38 UTC 2004
Thanks Alexander, I had tried all the combinations and permutations of
'chmod' and 'chown', but not with the options you've listed.
I'll try again shortly.
On Sun, 2004-06-06 at 17:00, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am So, den 06.06.2004 schrieb Fedora List um 16:41:
> > I can understand the difference between 'world writable' and 'writable
> > by the webserver' in concept, but how would I go about manipulating
> > these variables? I've perused the 'chmod' man page, but don't know what
> > to set the permissions to.
> > Stuart
> world writable for a file or directory means: chmod o=w
> If you have for instance a directory /var/www/html/test which is "chown
> root:root" and it is needed that Apache is able to write into that
> directory, then either you give "the world", means all others than owner
> and group, write permissions by running "chmod o+w" - be critical when
> doing so, because now not only the apache user can write! - or by
> changing the ownership to i.e. "chown root:apache".
> So, in short:
> chown means change ownership, speaking for owner and group
> chgrp means change group, changes only group ownership
> chmod means change permissions, where they are: u=owner, g=group,
> o=others; and each is build together by 1 for execute, 2 for write, 4
> for read permission.
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