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File Permission Settings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by esfelipe, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. esfelipe

    esfelipe Registered

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    Where can I find an explaination of how the File permissions work? Thanks.
     
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    File permissions on a linux/Unix system?

    Here was the first thing I found at www.google.com :
    http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2000/09/06/FreeBSD_Basics.html

    Yea it sez BSD but it's still a decent doc for beginners. BTW, this forum is for questions related to the CPanel product: there are plenty of resources to utilize- such as search engines- to find answers to 99.999999999 % of all questions directly related to the linux OS.
     
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    Maybe I should elaborate. I am accessing cpanel through the web browser (IE) to manage my web site. The folks who do the hosting sent me here for answers to my questions. There are so many interesting things in cpanel, but I am unsure about what will happen if I mess with certain settings and options. I just need to find the appropriate forum for advice and/or end user documentation.
     
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    End-user documentation should be provided by your webhost, exclusively. Though you'll notice at www.cpanel.net, that documentation for the Cpanel product is on the way.

    The docs in the works though will probably be tailored to the administrative side of the product rather than the end-user side, though I could be wrong.
     
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    I'm having trouble too

    I am also using CPanel4 from my web host. I can't even have any files show up. For example I upload index.html through filemanager, but the permissions can not be set on &WORLD&. If I set them on &World& they go right back to being unchecked. I can not view index.html through the URL. I don't understand. Is there someone or someplace that can help me with this?
     
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    Sounds like a suexec issue?
    I think this is &by design&, if your webhost is using the suexec module for the webserver on the machine you are hosted on.

    It's safer but also a pain from time to time- basically anything world-readable/writable is &not allowed& under that scheme.

    Check with your webhost to see if they are indeed running the machines that way and then post back with details.
     
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