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/usr/local/cpanel/bin/jailshell: /usr/bin/wget: Permission denied

Permission denied
wget

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/jailshell: /usr/bin/wget: Permission denied

You many noticed the following Permission denied error with the wget command while the execution on cronjobs in cPanel.

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/jailshell: /usr/bin/wget: Permission denied

This error is mainly due to the permission of wget binary. First check the permission using the following command.

ls -l /usr/bin/wget

Check the sample output below:

[root@server ~]# ls -l /usr/bin/wget
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 357400 Jan 12 2016 /usr/bin/wget
[root@server ~]#

If the output looks like above, then the permission needs to be changed to 755.

chmod 755 /usr/bin/wget

That’s it!

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