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Unix permissions

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I have a folder which I store php generated images in. The app only seems to
function when I have the rights set to 0777, but I don't understand why I
need "execute" to read/write a PNG file. What am I missing?

Mat
Jun 26 '06 #1
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Matthew Augier \(dps\) (Ma*****@dps.uk.com) wrote:
: I have a folder which I store php generated images in. The app only seems to
: function when I have the rights set to 0777, but I don't understand why I
: need "execute" to read/write a PNG file. What am I missing?

execute on a unix folder allows you to do wild card searches.

I assume the script is doing a wild card search on the png file name.

Perhaps, for example, it looks for any one of a gif, png, or jpeg, and
displays which ever one it finds. Perhaps (again for example) when it
creates a file then it deletes any existing copy with the same name no
matter what type it is, i.e. hello.png would replace hello.gif.

$0.10

Jun 26 '06 #2

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