[Pmwiki-users] Hack Request or Permissions Help
Thu Apr 8 00:05:05 CDT 2004
Hello all your php programmers/hackers out there ...
I'd be interested in a hack / add-on that loosen's the current PmWiki
security settings for read/write access to the wiki.d directory. Either
before, during or after the initial installation. See my reasons for this
I know I kow .. security, blah blah blah .. :-)
I know this may pose serious security issues. Please feel free to clearly
state what they might be, as I don't fully appreciate or understand the
ramifications to what I'm proposing, but I do know it's probably not a good
Having said that, I'd still like to proceed.
Here's my reasons:
1) I had a heck of a time with first-time installation on a unix box. The
security permissions for the directory were a big head-ache for me. I'd
like to change that for future installs.
2) I do a lot of my editing off-line. So I create pages on my windows box.
Then after some time, I bulk-upload new or updated pages to my unix server
with my ftp client. Problem: permission denied. This is the strangest
thing. How can permission be denied to a directory that I should have full
access to? I suspect it's something in the way that Pmwiki created the
directory in the first place, or perhaps it has something to do with the
modified fixpermissions.php script that I had to run in order to get my
initial install to work. Either way, bottom line is, I can't even upload a
It's just plain annoying.
So, that's the reason for my request. I hope somebody can help, because I
have a whole wack of files that I'd really like to upload, and I don't feel
like cutting-and-pasting each one to it's appropriate counter-part page on
my unix server.
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