How to set permissions in bulk with FileZilla

Hi there.

I’m using Spaces for pictures storage for my website. I’ve uploaded 7 mil pictures.

How can I setup permissions for all at once to public so I can access them for my website? I see that there is no option on cloud Spaces page. Can i do it with FileZilla?

Thanks in advance for your urgent help!


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Looks like you need to enter double dashes as is linux’s practice when using full word parameters e.g. --acl-publc --recursive --verbose.

You can safely ignore the syntaxwarnings.

Hi there Alex.

I’ve asked my developer to follow your instructions and we get this error:

Georgiana@WinSrv-1 MINGW64 /c/s3cmd
$ python  s3cmd setacl s3://europiesa/webp -acl-public -recursive -verbose
s3cmd:308: SyntaxWarning: "is" with a literal. Did you mean "=="?
  if response["status"] is 200:
s3cmd:310: SyntaxWarning: "is" with a literal. Did you mean "=="?
  elif response["status"] is 204:
Usage: s3cmd [options] COMMAND [parameters]

s3cmd: error: no such option: -a

Can you please help me more?

Thanks in advance!

Regards, The other Alex

Hello, @alexneacsu

A quick solution to this should be use the build-in File Permissions function in FileZilla. You need to enter the desired directory and then select all files (Ctrl +A) and then right click and select the File Permissions option. A new window will open where you can set the file attributes and set the desired file permissions.

You can also check this page from our official docs:

Also you can install and configure s3cmd and run the following command:

s3cmd setacl s3://spaces/directory/path/ –acl-public –recursive –verbose

This can also be scripted in order to make each uploaded file PUBLIC by default.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards Alex