Batch CHMOD for Dolphin Installation

This week, I am working with several installation of Dolphin Community Builder. I had to install Dolphin on several sites. The installation would be easy unless I had not to change permissions of so many nested files and folders. For the installation of Dolphin permissions need to be changed for about 92 files and folders. So, it takes long to do it in file manager. It should take less time in shell. But all clients can’t provide shell access.

So today I have made a small script that automatically changes the required permissions of files and folders to install the Dolphin. Just run it and you get done.

The usage is very straight forward. Upload this script after unzipping the Dolphin archive. Keep it mind, this script must be in the same directory where Dolphin’s files. Then browse the file from your web browser. It will show you the report while it works!

Click Here to Download

Don’t forget to say thanks if it saves your time :-).

  • Man, u r the best! Your script saves a heap of time CHMOD ing all those *** fish files. I was left to only do the change CHMOD back after install of 6 files individually, this would have saved at least 30 minutes of boring labourious clicking, believe me I have sat there and done it to each one 🙁

    What a life saver, you have my vote for one of the best little scripts that does exactly what it says it will.

    May be the big dude upstairs bless your bank account 🙂

  • admin

    thanks for your comment. Yeah, I faced almost same issues when I had to do it. Thats why I have made this simple script. If any version adds new files/folders that need to be chmoded also, then add those names in the appropriate array at top of the script.

    I believe the main advantage of this script is not time but your productivity. The stupid CHMOD work did vanish my productivity as it is very boring task.

    Wish you good luck.

  • Hi great script.php you got there!

    I hacked/modified your .php to create a new onbe that does the final permission reversals too.

    Trouble is … on my IIS server that whilst your script tells me the permissions have been changed they do not appear to actually take.

    I am wondering what the *&** is the matter with my server/install. I know your script must be OK.

    Any ideas?


  • Fox

    Great… Thank you for sharing your work,,, helps alot =)