Reply To: Songs Not Found On Server


@rpedde wrote:

You could set permissions like that with something like:

[email protected]$ chgrp -R "someusergroup" /path/to/mp3dir
[email protected]$ find /path/to/mp3dir -type d -exec chmod 2775 {} ;
[email protected]$ find /path/to/mp3dir -type f -exec chmod 664 {} ;

— Ron

I had the same permissions problem and this worked beautifully. I finally have my server up and running like I want!

However, I would like to know a little more about these commands. I know they are probably pretty basic, but could you break this code down for me and tell me what each part does here? I want to understand this so I’ll be able to do it later on should this happen again somehow.

Thanks a lot!

(Just FYI: I have an old Dell running Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop edition, Firefly media server, FirePlay, AFP, netatalk, avahi, and hamachi. I access the music through iTunes on my mac running Leopard. So now I can not only see and listen to my server inside iTunes from anywhere with an internet connection, but I can add music to it easily through the finder!)