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Old 02-04-2014
Change permissions for files


I have a dir in a server, that receives files with the wrong permissions, so I decide to put on a cron entry that changes its permitions, but because of the time gap, not all of them get changed.
What I did was the following:

0,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43,45,47,49,51,53,55,57,59  * * * * find /dir/sub_dir -type f ! -perm a+rw -exec chmod a+rw  {} +

Can you help me to provide me with a better idea?
# 2  
Old 02-04-2014
If the user account is only for delivering files and it fits to your environment, you could set a umask of 111 for this user to have all files with the same permissions that are created.

If you tend to use the cronjob, maybe just use another * instead of all these comma separated minutes. Have the output redirected to /dev/null to not spam your logs, ie. something like this:
* * * * find /dir/sub_dir -type f ! -perm a+rw -exec chmod a+rw  {} \; > /dev/null 2>&1

It could be you will need absolute paths to find and chmod etc. or maybe just put it into a little script (I personally prefer that) and call this script via cron.

Depending on how the files are deliviered, maybe you can set a umask with the file transfer tool you are using.
# 3  
Old 02-04-2014
Change permissions for files

The files are sent by a mediation device using

---------- Post updated at 02:39 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:34 PM ----------


I had an error when trying to change to your suggestion:

* * * * find  /dir/sub_dir -type f ! -perm a+rw -exec chmod a+rw {} \; > /dev/null 2>&1
crontab: error on previous line; unexpected character found in line.
crontab: errors detected in input, no crontab file generated.

# 4  
Old 02-04-2014
As said, better put it into a script and have the paths to find and as absolute paths.

You can try to add the ftp command
site umask 111

when sending the file to have it the correct permissions. You can also have the ftpd a default umask in /etc/inetd.conf, but that will be for all transfers then.

Also you might want to think using scp/sftp if possible, since ftp is not encrypted.

Last edited by zaxxon; 02-04-2014 at 08:58 AM..
# 5  
Old 02-04-2014
Change permissions for files


command is to run on the server that is sending the files?
# 6  
Old 02-04-2014
No, on the receiving side in the users environment/profile but this will be default for all the user does.

Forget about umask, forget about the cronjob.

Try following:
Add in the ftp-call on the sending side adding
site umask 111

before you put or mput the files.

That should do the trick.
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# 7  
Old 02-06-2014
Change permissions for files

The owner or sender says that cannot change permission using

because its not recommended to change the permission of a raw CDR file
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