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CHMOD files which have been created by CGI?

Jmz
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I have a set of files in a directory that I want to make read and writeable.

However these files will not respond to any chmodding request and they return: Operation not permitted.

Is this because they were created using a cgi program? How can I overcome this problem?

This is an urgent request.

Thank You.
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Do you get this error message when trying to chmod them at the command prompt.  If so, it's most likely do to the files being owned by user 'nobody', the standard uid for web servers.

If this is the case I've an answer for you.

regards,
scottwimer

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Have you tried chmodding with CGI? Check following 2 cases.

 First, a case that you tried to chmod file(s) are not owned by nobody. Unless CGI is not setuided, CGI runs without any permittion, expecting nobody's. If so, you can chmod with CGI by giving your CGI some permittions.(changing CGI's owner, setuid-ing your CGI, etc..)

 Second, a case that you made CGI with Perl script. Perl is very secured language. It prohibits many things having security violations. For more informations about perl security, you can find it from man page by typing "man perlsec" in shell prompt. Or I can send you that document if you can't find it.

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Jmz

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Thanks for the suggestions,

I did make the files with perl,

but *how* exactly do I fix it?
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