unable to change file permissions via FTP/SSH and Filemanager

dezomat

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Jul 25, 2005
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Hi there,

i got a little problem and i don´t know whats wrong ;(

upladed a file and now i want to change the permissions to 755 .. i tried it via FTP / SSH and via CPAnel Filemanager .. but it wont change the permissions ,, do i need to enable it somewhere in the whm ??

Bye & thanx in advance

dezomat
 

Stefaans

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Since you are experiencing the problem via FTP, SSH and the File Manager, it sounds like the problem is filesystem related. All I can think of is that the user you are logging in as, is not the owner of the file.
 

internetfab

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Related problem which is pretty common. Since we're not running in phpsuexec mode every file made by the webserver is owned by nobody.
This is a problem when the website owner wants to use an application like b2evolution or something and it makes directories as nobody:nobody.

I was under the impression that File Manager acted ran as Nobody BUT jailed to customers space only. That was incorrect of me.

Is there any way to go around this somehow? Or should we just have them install their own file manager running in PHP and chmod and delete files that way?
How do you guys solve this? Ask the customer what should be deleted and then do it?