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Setting Permissions


The installation of a custom script often requires a special file permission; however, please note that the appropriate permissions are set automatically upon upload to your cgi-local. However, in some instances it may still be necessary to set a file or directory permission.

In instances (such as controllable anonymous FTP) whereby a file or directory's public read or write permissions must be changed, the File Manager can be used. However, our recommended FTP client, WSFTP, can be used to set any numeric chmod permission setting.

How to use the WSFTP "SITE" command

  1. Open the WSFTP program and connect to your web site.
  2. Click your right mouse button.
  3. Select "FTP commands" from the FTP Menu.
  4. Enter the desired chmod command in the SITE command field.


Suppose you were preparing to enable anonymous FTP and you needed to disable public write access to a file named sample.htm. As mentioned, the File Manager can be used to accomplish this task, but for this example, the WSFTP SITE command is used.

The command to set public write access OFF is:   chmod 750 <filename>

Follow the instructions above to display the SITE command field and enter the desired chmod command as shown here.

If the file in question resides in a subdirectory of your web site, you will first need to open the respective subdirectory before issuing the SITE command.

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