RE: Drupal 6 File Permissions

  • From: "Homme, James" <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:50:53 -0400

How do you find out what apache's user profile is like, if that's what it is 



From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of H.R. Soltani
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:28 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Drupal 6 File Permissions

Chocolate bars may worsen the crisis. Try some deep breathing.
I believe most file settings can be set at 644 and the owner should be www-data 
or apache.
You can set permissions recursively for all sub-directories.
chown -R www-data:www-data directory
chmod -R 644 directory
I am typing these from memory so you might want to Google it.
Try making sure the owner is set correctly before you start changing the read 
write permissions.
I use Teraterm and have found it much more speech friendly.

H.R. Soltani

From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Homme, James
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:14 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Drupal 6 File Permissions

I'm hoping this won't be a long process, but Oh well if it is. I didn't 
understand what would happen when I dumped my installation onto a Linux server 
with file permissions. I need to find the documentation that tells the optimal 
file permissions to set for the Drupal site, and I need to change the owner to 
Apache, or at least I think I do, rather than me. So far, I'm unhappy with my 
setup on my Windows box. I have NVDA and Putty, but I can't hear the characters 
I type. I have JAWS, but when content scrolls past the bottom of the screen, it 
speaks the whole screen. I tried to install Cygwin, but failed to get it 
working. Right now, I'm under a deadline and very frustrated. So now that I've 
ranted a while, what do I do once I've ingested a few chocolate bars to calm 



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