I have a simple Spigot server installed on a Rasperry Pi. So far so good. I log in and it works, until I realize that when I mine a block it never reaches my inventory. No dropped block. Nothing is left behind, except a void which used to be occupied. I have seen others with this problem, is it just a quick permissions/settings file fix, or is it intended. It is not on adventure, it says survival on the console window when starting up. It's really weird. I have tried mining on other Spigot servers powered by Pis, and it didn't work, yet the server admin put up a bunch of signs.

What do I have to do to configure the server to work correctly? Am I accidentally using a "unstable/uncompleted" build? (It says 1.6.4) Is this not a feature yet? Is there a mod that will fix this? Did the original admin of other servers use creative?

  • Can you list your permissions?
    – Batophobia
    Sep 25, 2013 at 21:33
  • @Batophobia I know where that file is but I haven't touched it besides taking a quick peek inside to see if there was anything. There wasn't, and the council widow of my server says that the permissions.yml or whatever is blank but it will ignore it. I've tried looking for what should be in there, but I couldn't find anything so I figured that it should default and act like a normal MC server. It doesn't say anything on the chat window either. Sep 25, 2013 at 21:40
  • When joining a server, you need to elevate your permissions, which van be done with the op username command. So for me it would be op batophobia. You should be able to run this command from the server.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 25, 2013 at 21:44
  • @tell Batophobia Yes, I know about that, but you don't need to be a op to mine blocks, or I don't think that you would need to. I have visited plenty of servers that I didn't get OPed and I could mine a block and it would be placed in my inventory. Would this matter? I'm not using the /give command which you would need op for that, but also I haven't ever used Spigot. Sep 25, 2013 at 21:46
  • Only ops can mine blocks within a certain distance of the spawn point.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 25, 2013 at 21:50

2 Answers 2


When starting a new server, there is a property in server.properties called spawn-protection. On a standard server, the only users that can modify blocks within this region are ops.

You can make yourself an op by running this command on the server op playername. Alternatively, you can edit the ops.txt file directly and add your username to the list.

For more information about server properties, see here.


You probably disabled block drops in server.properties or something.

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    Please use real words. Sep 26, 2013 at 17:06
  • There is no option like that. I have worked with non-spigot servers plenty of times. Sep 27, 2013 at 20:57
  • There is a doTileDrops gamerule, although it's not in server.properties.
    – SirBenet
    Sep 28, 2013 at 14:08

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