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Old 08-08-2001
Data Chmod Help!

Here is the deal, I am good with html and java and am creating a website for my brother. On this site he has chosen to use a discussion board. I have done everything I can to pull it off, but no can do. Here is the problem:
The site is being created using the angelfire webshell. The discussion board instructions ask me to set the CHMOD to 0777. Now I have been able to figure out anything I have set my mind to doing for this site accept this. I have no idea what to do with myself because I have never used unix, just html, java, and other common languages. If someone would please steer me in the right direction I would be forever thankful. Bottom line is, I need to know how to change the mode and that is all! So take pity on an inexperienced unixer and help a brotha out. thank you for any help.

# 2  
Old 08-08-2001


Just type
chmod 777 <filename>
at the command prompt. This will do.

Hope this solves your problem buddy...

# 3  
Old 08-08-2001
Heh, don't forget the filename...

chmod 777 {filename goes here}

But I'm not sure if I understand correctly... are you creating the page on Angelfire? If so, that won't work, because you don't have shell access... In that case, brush up on a few simple Unix command (search around here to find lots of resources), and head on over to telnet:// to make yourself an account. Check out the FAQ there to activate your webspace... While you're there, feel free to send them some money to cover their costs. Or not.

# 4  
Old 08-08-2001
Bug im getting there

ok, i understand that i need to do this through the connection. I understand most of the codes but the one thing i dont understand is how do i access my directories that are in angelfire. I need to know how to control those directories and files from the unix connection. Thanks for your help.

# 5  
Old 08-09-2001

Yup, that'll be a problem. To the best of my knowledge, Angelfire does not allow Unix shell access. That would mean that your discussion board may not work on Angelfire at all. I may be mistaken, but I doubt that they'd do the installation for you...

# 6  
Old 08-09-2001
Computer Switch

ok, well now i have changed from angelfire to builder 2.0 file manager. so what u think bout that? Can you tell me what i can do off that and how i can work that, if at all possible?Smilie
# 7  
Old 08-09-2001

Hmm, I'm not familiar with that... The main point is that to chmod a file, you need shell access on the server. Can you get webspace somewhere that gives you a telnet login?
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