Linux RHEL 5 - Chmod issue

Hi, I am attempting to upload a file into a specific folder using WinSCP..  I need to change a directory to give a specific user upload rights onto the Linux box.

How do I do this from the command line?  Thanks

NYGiantsFanAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Brad HoweConnect With a Mentor DevOps ManagerCommented:
Hi,

chmod can only be run under ROOT or the use of a sudo'er account.

To only give full permission to user and group, use it as follows:

account # sudo chmod 0770 /folder-path
    -    Enter account password
OR
account # su -
   -     Enter root password
root # chmod 0770 /folder-path

Cheers,
Hades666
0
 
NYGiantsFanAuthor Commented:
When I attempt to change this within WinSCP i get the following error:

Command 'chmod 0770 "tmp"'
failed with return code 1 and error message
chmod: changing permissions of 'tmp': Operation not permitted.
0
 
jgiordanoCommented:
are you trying to change the /tmp filesystem permissions? I would advise against that. I would crate a subfolder within /tmp then use that.
0
 
PapertripCommented:
/tmp should be writable by that user, unless you did something unwise with permissions for /tmp.

Have you tried to upload it to /tmp ?  What does WinSCP say when you do?  You say "tmp" and not "/tmp" so I'm not sure where you are trying to run that chmod.

BTW, chmod 0770 isn't going to help unless the user either owns that directory or is in the group for that directory.

Paste command outputs please.
0
 
wesly_chenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
> chmod: changing permissions of 'tmp': Operation not permitted.
You need to be the owner of "tmp" so you can run "chmod" on it.

You can try to create another directory, say "temp" (so you are the owner of "temp". When this directory created successfully, then do
chmod 0770 temp
  to see if you can do it or not.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.