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I am trying to install Prestashop in my Linux machine. But it says

Recursive write permissions on files and folders:

And I got some red cross marks in it. But I gave a 777 permission to the prestashop directory chmod -R 777 prestashop.

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try to set 755 for folders and 644 for files: find ~ -type d|xargs chmod 755 && find ~ -type f |xargs chmod 644 – Eir Nym Mar 23 '13 at 6:09

On Ubuntu Linux: you need to give the apache web server (whose user name and group name is www-data) permission to do stuff on the files in the filesystem under prestashop.

# cd /var/www/prestashop
# chown -R www-data *
# chgrp -R www-data *

Refresh the prestashop install page and that particular problem should be gone.

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The other steps to get everything to proceed normally is: sudo apt-get install tasksel; sudo tasksel install lamp-server – Jason Posit May 30 '13 at 14:25

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