Feature #4601

File based chown utility

Added by John Hackett over 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2013-06-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Patrick Cherry% Done:


Target version:sid


As a way of letting people who need writable upload directories for wordpress and the like without having to use ssh, we should have something along the following lines:

A file like:


/relative/path/from/domain/directory - maybe from /public
user to own directory
group to own directory


/my/uploads/dir www-data www-data

A cronjob or similar can then run chown on each specified path for each domain that has things specified. It should be limited to relative paths within the domain it applies to.

NB: for the sake of keeping memory fresh, this is to attempt to further the idea of being able to do everything by editing files in FTP in an easily documented way.


#1 Updated by Patrick Cherry about 5 years ago

  • Target version set to jessie

#2 Updated by Patrick Cherry over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from jessie to sid

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