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need help with web-ftp butch server

Postby Bluesrock on Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:51 pm

i'm using the web-ftp, connected to the butch server, which is on the gear menu for those unable to download a ftp program. what in the hell do the permission columns on the right do?
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Postby Faub on Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:51 pm

The permissions just say who has the right to access your files.
For example:

drwxrwxr-x means:
1. the file is a directory (in unix, directories are just files)
2. Owner (you) has read/write/change to permissions on the file
3. Group (autokeen) has read/write/change to permissions on the file.
4. Other (a web browser) can only read and change to this directory.

If the file had permissions: -rw--r-----
You could read and write the file, but the system won't run it like a program (this could be any HTML file). Autokeen could read the file but not delete it. A person using a web browser could not view this file.

Any good book on unix or linux file systems will explain this in more and better detail.
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Postby Risky on Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:15 pm

x isn't change, write is change. X is execute, and only applies for serverside scripts, programs, etc. I doubt it applies to anything on keenspace really.
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