Windows 10: Cannot get chmod to work

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Cannot get chmod to work

    I'm embarrassed to be asking this, but I need to set /var/www/html and the scripts to have permissions of 775. The install of /var directory as

    d---------. 4 root root 33 Feb 16 10:57 www

    Why is this and what does it mean? If I try to change it or any of the directories/files with

    chmod -775

    nothing happens.


    P.S. How can I capture the screen and keystrokes so I can post them?
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  2.    21 Feb 2018 #2

    What are you doing this on your using linux cmds but your specs show windows 10?
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  3.    21 Feb 2018 #3

    What OS are you using?

    When you run "chmod -755" (with the minus sign) you are removing permissions. If you want to change the permissions just do "chmod 755 <filename>".

    Since www is owned by root you have to run this as root.

    I recommend you get familiar with how file permissions work before running any sort of server connected to the Internet.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       21 Feb 2018 #4

    He's running an Intell NUC, if that matters. Not familiar with that mini hardware. IntelĀ® NUC
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  5.    21 Feb 2018 #5

    OMG! Embarrassed is an under statement. If you come to Bend, OR I buy you a beer -- how about a pitcher.

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