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I set up an Apache2 webserver on the raspberry Pi (Raspbian - Realy close to Debian), and I wanted to download a File from the website. In order to do that, I copied a video file (.avi) to the /var/www/ folder and tried to access it over the website. It told me

Forbidden You don't have permission to access /HIMYM.avi on this server.

I can open all html files but no other files. How can I change that ?

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Just give the file read permission to all users. Only the owner would need write permission and really thats only at the folder level. –  Ramhound Sep 20 '12 at 13:55

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The file may not have read permission. From the Terminal,

chmod 775 /var/www/HIMYM.avi
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Read permission is enough: chmod 644. With 775 you are giving execute permission and write permission to the group (both not necessary) –  Matteo Sep 20 '12 at 13:23
    
Thank u ! it works realy great. ( chmod 644 /var/www/HIMYM.avi ) ... but can i do the same thing with an hole folder. i dont want to give each file at once that i has permission? –  user1683382 Sep 20 '12 at 17:59
    
oh i found the solution. its : sudo chmod 755 /var/www/ –  user1683382 Sep 20 '12 at 18:27

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