Sometimes there is a necessity to change directory permissions on remote FTP host. It is okay if this is needed for 1-2 folders, but what if there are hundreds of them? In my case it was even worse, it was tree of folders, with sub- and sub-sub-folders inside, kind of image cache!
At first I was little frustrated, because I did not know they way how to do it. Short after I read a man of my favorite and powerful ftp tool called lftp
. It must be able to do it, because it can do much more like deploying project via ftp
Here is simple example of recursive remote ftp directory chmod
set ftp:ssl-allow no
set ftp:passive-mode true
set ftp:list-options -a
open -u [user],[password] [host]
chmod -R 0777 /public_html/images/cache
It will set 777 (read/write for all) permissions for cache folder and all sub-folders (files too).
Just one command makes life easier!