Changing file permissions in cpanel to 4755

Hi,

I need to change the file permissions on a folder I want to use for a cron job - and have been told that I can do this in cpanel. Have navigated to the File Manager section, but the only options I am presented with are the standard CHMOD properties.

Can someone help me set these permissions without having to write Linux commands on the command line?

Cheers,

Daisy
daisydoosAsked:
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SiridiviCommented:
You need to set the permissions for crontab. Login as root and do the following:

chmod 4755 /usr/bin/crontab
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SiridiviCommented:
Click on the "Perms" column, and edit the permissions. I was not, however, able to change it back from 4644 to 0644 using this method, I had to go to the command line to change it back, so beware. I don't know if that has to do with my cPanel setup or cPanel in general.
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry about this - not that familar with cpanel - when I am logged in, I can only navigate to Files > File Manager.... When I am logged in as the root user, I cannot see a column marked Permissions/Perms either.... sorry!

Cheers,

Daisy
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
Am trying to use Putty to access the command line.... let you know how it goes! If there's anything else you can suggest, please let me know!

Cheers,

Daisy
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SiridiviCommented:
I've attached a screen shot, just be sure we're speaking of the same thing. Also, what version of cPanel are you using? There should be a left side column with a list of items and paths, one of them should be cPanel following by the version.
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I am usign 11.24.4-RELEASE

I can access the same menu as your screenshot - it's just that if go to "change permissions" on the folder I want to do this for I can only undertake the standard properties - no way to set 4755..

Cheers,
 
Daisy
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SiridiviCommented:
If you click the "change permissions" button, that's correct, if you click on the "Perms" column for that folder, it because editable and you can enter the value you want.
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Many thanks for getting back to me. Really helpful - thank you - I didnt realise you could edit these values directly!

However, I thought I needed to edit the permissions for the folder for which I wanted to work with on the cron job - when I try to set the task up, cpanel is giving me the same message: /usr/bin/crontab permissions are wrong (0755). Please set to 4755.  Can you help out on this?

Cheers,

Daisy
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
I've tried logging into to the command line with Putty, but I am not able to progress past entering the root username - this is driving me nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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daisydoosAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for your message - yes, I know this from doing some reading. Problem though is when I login as the root user using Putty, I can't enter the password! Will have to contact the hosting company.

Cheers,

Paul
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