I have found that many users that our interested in cgi and perl, still do not know what CHMOD is and
how to do it. I wrote this tutorial to change this. By the end of this tutorial you will know about CHMOD and how
to perform it.
Basically CHMOD refers to setting the access privledges for a file. Below are step by step instructions
to CHMOD a file to the two most common settings, 755 and 777. These tutorials were mainly written for WS_FTP but
it should not be much different with other ftp clients.
(Below when I say 'click' when refering to the check boxes, I mean for you to check them.)
To do this, go to the CHMOD window in WS_FTP by 'right' clicking on the file and then selecting CHMOD from the
menu that pops up. Now you Should see 3 coloumns. 'Owner', 'Group', and 'Other'. Each column should have 3 check
boxes below them. 'Read', 'write', and 'Execute'. In the first cloumn, ('owner') check all three boxes. In the
second column, ('Group') click the first and third boxes and then on the last column, ('Other') click the first
and third boxes.
To do this, right click on the file and select CHMOD, which will bring up the CHMOD
window again. Now click all three boxes in each of the three columns.
Below are a couple of snapshots that may assist you.
CHMOD 755 Diagram