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ftp file permissions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Archness1, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Archness1

    Archness1 Member

    Apr 23, 2007
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    When I try to change the permissions of a file to 444 using ftp on my system it won't change. I have tried ws_ftp, core, and filezilla. SSH can do the chmod just fine but ftp won't change them.

    Any ideas?
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

    Nov 29, 2006
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    Houston, TX
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    Maybe it's not as much a permissions issue (even with global write) as it is an ownership issue. If you have SSH (preferably root) access to the server, check what user owns those files.

    On systems not running SuPHP/SuExec, files generated by scripts would be owned by user nobody rather than you.

    If you do not have root access to the server, you should contact your hosting provider regarding this issue. If you don't know what root access is, it is likely you do not have root access.

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