The installation of a
often requires a special file permission; however, please
note that the appropriate permissions are set
automatically upon upload to your cgi-local.
However, in some instances it may still be necessary to
set a file or directory permission.
In instances (such as controllable anonymous FTP)
whereby a file or directory's public read or write
permissions must be changed, the
File Manager can be used.
However, our recommended FTP client,
WSFTP, can be used to set
permissions. With the current version, instead of directly
typing the chmod code, there is a set of check boxes that
you will use to change the permissions.
To change permissions, perform the following
1- Open your FTP program and
connect to your web site.
2- Select the file or the directory on which you want to
3- Click your right mouse button to activate the pop up
4- Select "chmod (UNIX)". A "Remote
file permissions" window will appear.
5- Select the attributes that you want to set to the file or
6- Select ok. You have now changed
7- You can check the
permission settings by clicking the
button and then
If you are using a non-current version of
WSFTP, you may
need to enter a SITE string to change permissions as
1- Open the WSFTP program
and connect to your web site.
2- Open the directory that contains the file for which
you want to change permissions.
3- Click your
right mouse button to activate the pop up menu.
4- Select "FTP commands" from the FTP
5- Enter the desired chmod
command in the SITE string command field.
Suppose you were preparing to
enable anonymous FTP and you needed to disable
public write access to a file named sample.htm.
As mentioned, the File Manager can be used to
accomplish this task, but for this example, the WSFTP
SITE command is used.
The command to set
public write access OFF is: chmod
Follow the instructions
above to display the SITE command field and enter the
desired chmod command as shown above
(chmod 750 sample.htm).