Understanding File Permissions: What Does “Chmod 777? Means?

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 3, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
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If you are a Linux user, or a webmaster managing your own website (which is probably hosted on a Linux server), you will surely come across a situation when you try to upload a file or modify a document and receive the error “You do not have the permissions to upload file to the folder“. And after some googling, the solution is often as easy as setting the file permission to “775? or “777?. So what exactly does “777? mean? And why must it be ’7?, and not ’8? or ’9??

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777 means we don't care nmset 8 547 Dec 3, 2012 11:58 PM
At least these other viewpoints on 777... vainrveenr 0 375 Dec 3, 2012 4:40 PM
Never heard it explained this way smallboxadmin 0 281 Dec 3, 2012 2:52 PM

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