View Full Version : [ubuntu] New File Permissions on 10.04.1 Server

April 11th, 2012, 12:51 AM
I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure this out. I hope someone can shed some light on my problem.

I need to know the simplest way to set default file permissions on a folder I created: /var/www/uploads

So when someone accesses the site they insert some information and then upload a file to the server, inside that uploads folder. Everything works, including the upload except permissions.

The newly uploaded file has default permissions (-fw------) and cannot be read inside a web browser. Please! Someone, what is the easiest way to do this and how? I've just about broken my neck trying to figure out acl. Thanks.

April 11th, 2012, 12:50 PM
Have you tried to change permission on folder with -r option? Something like

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/uploads

if you want web users to own folder and everything in it. Also chmod should do the thing.

April 11th, 2012, 04:48 PM
I have tried that, but it doesn't set the permissions for new files. They still don't have permissions :(