Jan 13, 2012

OSX equivalent to sudo chgrp -R www-data


I normally do

sudo chgrp -R www-data <directory>

on Ubuntu to set a folder writable by the Apache process. What’s the Mac OS X equivalent for www-data?


On Ubuntu you use “www-data” because that is the user the Apache process runs as. You can identify the user Apache will use by checking the config file. On my Mac, it looks like this:

$ cat /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
User _www
Group _www

So one way to make your files writable would be to chgrp them to _www.

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