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While testing a file uploader on my localhost ( mamp on mac ) I've hit a problem. Trying to fix a folder permissions problem, I used CS4 Dreamweaver's permissions screen to set 0777 permissions. However these wouldn't apply and stayed stuck on 0, so I opened fireftp and accessed the folder in the local panel. The permissions there are 0777.

So I have a folder that has permissions of 0 and 0777 at the same time. How can I resolve this and make sure the permissions are 0777?

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Actually, now that I think of it, you can do the exact same thing using the finder with a right click on your folder, and read the info...

I've done this and set all usergroups to read/write, but the problem persists. Is there a test I can do to see what permissions are actually being given?

So, either:-

1) I do have a pemissions problem and my mac is playing up

or

2) there's a problem with my script

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did you try the terminal tip I gave you? That will definitely give you the last word of it. did you apply your changes to all files and subfolders in the finder? –  Damien Dec 17 '09 at 14:37
    
I'll try this evening and comment back –  YsoL8 Dec 17 '09 at 15:43
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Well, it can't be both at the same time.

If it's local and you want to know which one it is, just open a terminal, and type ls -l Site/your_folder/your_sub_folder and press enter. It will show you a list of your files, their owner and permissions.

You can navigate through your folders by using cd folderand cd .. to move back up, and use your tab key to auto-complete a folder's name.

Actually, now that I think of it, you can do the exact same thing using the finder with a right click on your folder, and read the info...

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