View Full Version : Permissions

07-08-2004, 01:34 PM
Hi all,

I'm having a little trouble with an Invision Board. A certain PHP file that I'm trying to edit cannot be edited due to the file permissions. I understand about what permissions are needed (0777 or rwxrwxrwx) but I don't know how to alter the permissions in question. I know that CHMOD is a command in Unix, but I'm on a Windows XP system. If its at all relevant, I'm not the root admin of the site, but I do have about 95% of the site access that they have. How would I go about changing these permissions? It mentioned using FTP.

Would I need to get in touch with one of the root admins, could I do it myself, or would it need to be specifically the root admin that created the boards?



Edit: Just to clarify, by permissions I mean that the forum can't write to the file - not that I'm not allowed to. It specifically states that I can edit the file, but the board can't upload the changes.

07-08-2004, 02:15 PM
Ok, you say you're on a winXP box, is that where you're install the board? I know there's a command in DOS to change permissions on files but I don't recall it off the top of my head.

07-08-2004, 11:26 PM
The board's already installed and I'm trying to edit something. The file in question is not saved on my computer. I have to admit that I know very little about these boards and I assumed that the file was on a server somewhere. Would the file be stored on the original root admin's computer?

07-22-2004, 11:26 AM
Not sure if this is what your looking for; I presume the site/board is housed somewhere out there.
Connect to site via ftp, select file on server you want, right click this will give you a menu, select attributes, gives pop-up, either tick boxes,or put in 3 digit number (if you know what attributes you want), if site has own ftp uploader its the same.
As far as i know it can only be done via ftp. :rolleyes:

07-22-2004, 01:58 PM
As far as i know it can only be done via ftp. :rolleyes:

Not quite. You are referring to using the chmod command for a Unix/Linux box. If you have shell access to the machine you can type the command in. As far as using an FTP client to change permissions, you can as long as the FTP client supports it. Not every FTP client is the same so right clicking on a file using one FTP client might give you the option to change permissions but it might not work that way on every FTP client.