I'm using Ipswitches FTP program...I am continually having to go directory by directory, file by file, to change the permissions, especially for the data directory and the directories under it. For some reason they change back on their own, randomly, to 664 or others. I think this is a huge part of why my install won't work.
I am new to sql/php/unix/linux, etc., but quick learner. I just don't know how to get to the command line (unlike DOS!), and globally set permissions on directories that way. Can someone walk me through it line by line. Like, first, how do I get to the command line, what exactly would I type to set all permissions under the data directory to 777, and, would this really work, since my FTP program seems to just change things sporadically.
I AM logged in as an admin with full permissions.
THANKS so MUCH!