I have an issue wherein I need to change permissions for files on a linux server. But more than that, since I know very little about this, I am not certain I need to change them AFTER they reach their ultimate destination folder, or if I can change them prior to moving them into their final online home folder. This online "home" folder is huge, and picking through the files is very difficult.
The files are on the server in a subdirectory. I need to make them 651. I connect via either WS_FTP lite or the command prompt on a windows xp home edition.
My host told me the permissions need to be 651. In WS_FTP, the chmod function offers three sections. owner group and other. in there, I can change files to read, write and execute. I'm not sure how I need to set file permissions to become 651. I also don't know if I need to do this before they end up in this huge folder or afterwards.