Explanation for phpBB terminology.

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Postby DooBDee on Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:45 pm


CHMOD stands for CHange MODe and is a command used on Unix/Linux systems to set access permissions on files and directories (a directory is a folder, the term folder was introduced with Windows 95).

Some FTP Client programs, such as WS_FTP for example, allow you to change the CHMOD of files/directories. This is done in WS_FTP by first connecting to the remote server and then right clicking a directory/file in the right window and then selecting 'Operations' from the popup menu you then select 'FTP Commands' and then 'CHMOD(unix)' which then display a dialogue box where you set the actual permissions on the selected file/directory.

For example a typical CHMOD requirement for eXtreme Styles Mod is for the 'cache' directory to be set to: 777.

FTP client - search results on google can be found here

Important: Users using free phpBB hosting, WILL NOT have FTP access and therefore cannot alter the CHMOD settings on the files/directories.
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