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Automatically Set FTP Permissions

Posted March 8, 2015 6.6k views
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How can we automatically set the FTP file permissions to our droplets? We want folders to be 755 and the files to be 644.

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This question was answered by @sierracircle:

are you using sFTP? using plain FTP has some serious security issues.

I think umask is what you need to work with:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/linux-permissions-basics-and-how-to-use-umask-on-a-vps

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by Justin Ellingwood
In this article, we will discuss how to read and manipulate Linux permissions. We will cover how to use the "umask" command to choose default permission settings, and the "chmod" command, which can change the permissions of files and directories.
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