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Grafter
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Registered: ‎21-05-2009

logging in to ccgi

I found this tutorial:
  http://usertools.plus.net/tutorials/id/50
about how to install Gallery  on the CGI server.  I'm a complete novice at twe sites but I have been around PCs for a long time and so wasn't in the least bit phased by the tutorial, it looks straight forward.
When I can to try it though I found I got stuck  very early on, at the bit where it says "log on to the CGI Server using telnet."
When I enter "telnet cshell.plus.net" at a command prompt on my PC it responds with 'invalid command'.
I can use an ftp client (coreFTPlite) and see the cccgi webspace and I can use the client to upload files but how do I run a chmod command?
Please go very sloooooooow and gentle when you reply, I mean think really basic pell everything out.  I'm not stupid but cgi is completely new to me.
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jelv
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Re: logging in to ccgi

telnet was disabled over a year ago.
You need to extract the full directory structure on you local PC and then upload that.
Alternatively http://community.plus.net/library/tools/using-any-shell-command-in-cron/ gives a method for using cron to unpack the files on the server.
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Re: logging in to ccgi

If you want to unpack an installation file on ccgi you can do it using a bash script as described in this post.
This topic discusses setting the correct permissions on directories and executable files, and provides a script to do this..
David
stuck
Grafter
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Re: logging in to ccgi

Thank you for these hints.  I'm out of monthly allowance right now + I'm only trying this out of curiosity not need, so it may be a while before I get another go at this task.
I'm fairly sure I'll be back, I didn't pick my user name at random  Wink
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Boxersoft
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Re: logging in to ccgi

> how do I run a chmod command?
I'm not familiar with that FTP client but others I've used (currently FileZilla) provide the means to set file permissions. Try right-clicking a file on the server side and see if you get a popup menu exposing something that looks promising.
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Grafter
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Re: logging in to ccgi

Quote from: Boxersoft
> how do I run a chmod command?
I'm not familiar with that FTP client but others I've used (currently FileZilla) provide the means to set file permissions. Try right-clicking a file on the server side and see if you get a popup menu exposing something that looks promising.

Another helpful hint, thanks.  Yes coreFTPlite does allow me to set file permissions, I stumbled across it when following the hints above about creating and using a permissions.cgi file.
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