Not a developer? Go to



This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

In addition to controlling permissions via umask settings, you can also use the HTMLPerms and UploadPerms settings to control the default permissions for files created by the system (either as output files or uploaded files). The only real use of this is to turn on the executable bit of files created by the system—for example, if MT is generating PHP files that need to have the executable bit turned on, you could set HTMLPerms to 0777.

  • Default value: 0666


UploadPerms 0777