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    Permission on folder and files

    Ubuntu 20.04 server
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    I am installing a web application in /var/www/aztalker
    and when I ftp the folders and file from the application, I assume they have been assigned the needed permissions
    I know the aztalker folder should have www-data ownership but what permission would allow me to copy the files and folders and retain the permission assigned to each

    as it is now I gave the aztalker 777 so I could copy everything but of course that leave me with having to correct many folders and files permission

    Thanks

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    Re: Permission on folder and files

    Last edited by HermanAB; 4 Weeks Ago at 07:38 AM.

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    Re: Permission on folder and files

    Quote Originally Posted by kdmiller45 View Post
    as it is now I gave the aztalker 777 so I could copy everything
    So you threw security out of the window? Because "777" means that anything and anyone can overwrite the contents in that folder and infect it with viruses, worms and all kinds of malware. Or simply be a mean troll and erase everything in there that is important to you, just because they now can, thanks to your lax permissions and zero security.

    That server is begging to be hacked now.

    Please never do that. Ever. If you have to give a folder "777" permissions you're doing it absolutely wrong.

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    Re: Permission on folder and files

    That was just so I could copy whatever to it, do you have the correct way of doing this

    Keith

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    Re: Permission on folder and files

    Quote Originally Posted by kdmiller45 View Post
    That was just so I could copy whatever to it, do you have the correct way of doing this

    Keith
    Please read post #2.

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