Tmp permissions?

I thought I could easily find the answer to what the permissions for /tmp should/can be, but somehow I can’t seem to find anything. Not even here:

I’m hosting on a dreamhost vps, which just notified me that they disallow the use of 777 on directories, which is what tmp seems to have been set to somehow. Is 777 really necessary? I can’t seem to find an authoritative answer.


I used 775 based on what I found whilst searching for the same answer. I would be keen for someone else on here to confirm 775 permissions are suitable.

775 permissions:

777 permissions:


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