Unix basics for web authoring


Changing file permissions

To change a file's permissions to a specific value, use this command:

    chmod who=value file...
where who specifies the type of user that these permissions apply to: and value gives the new permission values:

For example:

When you create a web site, each directory must have the permissions as below:

drwxr-xr-x  mort admin 4096 Jul 3 21:49 public_html

Any files must have permissions as in this example:

-rw-r--r-- 1 mort admin 5046 Jun 13 17:01 index.html

If you transfer files via ftp to your website on the server, they should automatically have the correct permissions.

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