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What does this mean?
CHMOD the files "gm.cgi", "gm-karma.cgi", "gm-comments.cgi", and "gm-upload.cgi" to 755, and CHMOD all the other .cgi files to 666.
CHMOD the index.htm file (or whatever you've renamed it to) to 666.
CHMOD your entries/archives directory to 777.
So, what the heck is a CHMOD? Iím sure I need to know this, and my life will be fuller and Iíll be smarter for having this info in my head.
So thanks and donít hold this against me folks. There is only so much anyone should have to know in life.
777: all can read/write/exec
755: owner can do all, group/others can read/exec
644: owner can read/write, group/others can read only
What FTP client are you using?
CHMOD is unix speak for "change mode"
You can shell in to change permissions or if you are using a client like Ws_Ftp you can change permissions from the FTP client.
What does ďchange the permissions on your filesĒ mean and how do I do that?
Ugh - I hate this - really I do but I DO want to learn or I'd just hire you to do it. Hopefully some other techie illiterate like me needs the same help, I can only hope I'm not the only one.
Then it is just a matter of checking the appropriate box and clicking Okay.
After you click okay, in the lower left corner of the WSFTP GUI, you'll see the permission value displayed.
im using the same FTP so this should help :)
just log into your site using FTP, right click on these files that need to be "CHMOD'ed". Down near the bottom is the option..should say "CHMOD (Unix)
I dunno if you get a different interface on UNIX servers (i think you do) but you will get the choice to apply read/write/execute paramteters to the file you highlight. Basically just change the files to what yer told to :)
Hope thats easy enough
Kudos and blessings to DG!
According to the blurb: "Aimed at a technology-literate O'Reilly audience, Essential Blogging shows how to install and use the major weblog tools: Blogger, Radio Userland, Blosxom, and Movable Type."
"...coworkers who haven't discovered blogging yet--they know how to work their computer, they've seen a couple of blogs and figure they want to run one themselves. You should be able to give them this book and it'll educate them about choices of software and hosting, walk them through installing and using their chosen software."
Unfortunately, and "what the hell?", there appears to be nothing on Greymatter (it must be an error), unless it's changed its name to Blosxom :). But for those using other software, this might be a worthwhile download. It's about 4.5MB.
"the chapters on Blogger and Movable Type are pretty damn thorough...the chapters on Radio appear to be a mess (so far, at least - i'd be pretty hesitant to try the product after reading this), but dave's on it. but all of these chapters serve more as in-depth installation documents/help files more than as what i was hoping this book would be: an in-depth survey of blogging software."
"where are the charts comparing advantages/disadvantages of each system? the first radio chapter attemtped to show pros/cons of having your site hosted by rcs or on your own...but only for that system! an entire chapter comparing the relative merits of each system against the others is almost a necessity, no?"
"and how can the book claim to cover all the "major weblog tools" and not include systems like greymatter, pitas and live journal? are they really "beyond the scope of the book" as claimed in the intro? and if so, why? i'd have rather seen a chapter outlining these other systems - however briefly - than two chapters each on the other systems. if, that is, o'reilly really is shooting for that "computer literate coworkers who may want to start their own blog audience..."
Seems O'Reilly's in it for a quick buck. No greymatter, pitas, or live journal. Not exactly a comprehensive overview of the major blogging tools in my book - and that's one that I have read :).