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403 Forbidden / permissions / chmod: the Definitive Guide TL;DR: PHP files and config.json need to be set to chmod 640 despite what it says in the Problem Specification. Hope this helps!


Official answer: the CS50 team is aware of all the issues we've noted and more. Version 60 will be coming out in the next few days, and it should take care of things.


There is a problem with the chmod you issued. If you want to recursively chmod all files in current working directory the syntax would be chmod -R 777 ./. From man chmod: chmod [OPTION]... MODE[,MODE]... FILE... Using FILE '/' tells the computer to chmod from root down. Current working directory is './' (dot-slash). Also, Options (-R) go before MODE (...

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