Recursively changing permissions

There are times when your website's filesystem permissions get screwed. There's no other way to put it -- some directories are not writeable, some are not ... ARGH! The worst part is that you need to apply different permissions on files and directories, to prevent security issues.

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(Un)compressing directories

in Linux, filesystem, tar

For all (well most) of your console compressing / uncompressing needs, tar is there. All you need to do is set it to work.

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Anatomy of a simple file listing (ls)

in Linux, filesystem

Assuming you've spend anything more than an hour with a Linux server on the developer/admin side of things, you've most likely bumped into the filesystem permission scheme.

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