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Pinehead.com: Changing Ownership of a File Using chown

Mar 10, 2001, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Anthony for this link. ] "Recently I encountered a problem when I ftped to my server, I was trying to upload a file that already existed under my username on the server, and I kept getting a 550 error. Which for you newbies out there is a file permission error, telling me that I do not have rights to write over or delete those files under my username. That made me mad, I didn?t know what was going on I thought my ftp server was messed up. Then we figured out that the problem could have been who owned the files. Surly enough, the files were owned by root instead of pinehead which was the username I was under. If your files under your username are owned by root then that will allow your file permissions to be limited and you not to be in control of them. So how do we fix all this?"

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