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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    PHP upload question

    I have a question about uploading files with PHP that I was hoping someone could help me with. I am able to upload a .txt file to a directory I created called uploads, however when I open the file with my text editor it is blank. When I list the files in this directory with the ls –la command it says the owner of the file is apache and not my username. The permission are –rw-------, so I do not think I have read permission since I am not the owner, however it will not let me change the permissions on the file. It says, changing permissions is not permitted.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Your webserver, apache, created the file, therefore it has read/write access. When you upload the file, use chmod to allow your username to have rw- access.


    You may want to consider using a 3rd party uploading tool, especially if uploading lots of images, as they will help prevent future headaches. My favorite is upload.php by colin verot @ http://www.verot.net;

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    create script with chown or chmod

    You can create script with chown or chmod command in PHP, which chmod or chown your "locked" file.
    After that execute that script with http request.
    Apache will do chown or chmod the file with right perrmissions, because apache user is the owner of the file.

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