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Old 11-08-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
ekdya
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permission denied to home directory


Hello

I am having a Permission denied when issuing the following command
from the console;
$startx >$home/startx.log 2>&1
-bash: /startx.log. Permission denied

drwxr-xr-x 28 sam sam 8192 Nov 9 05:48 sam
so I change the permission to
drwxrwxrwx 28 sam sam 8192 Nov 9 05:48 sam

but that did not fix it.

could some one tell us whats wrong? why permission denied to my own
home directory?

thanks
 
Old 11-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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You're sure that $home has your home directory in it? It looks like bash is trying to write to /startx.log, which is in the root directory and which users do not have write access to.
Example:

[1017:lthurber@server ~]$ echo $home

[1019:lthurber@server ~]$ cat $home/startx.log
cat: /startx.log: No such file or directory
[1020:lthurber@server ~]$ export home="/home/lthurber"
[1021:lthurber@server ~]$ cat $home/startx.log
cat: /home/lthurber/startx.log: No such file or directory
[1022:lthurber@server ~]$

When there is something in $home, it will print the entire path when giving an error message.

Just a thought, but it may be worth checking?

Last edited by rose_bud4201; 11-08-2005 at 01:09 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
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Yes, I agree with rose_bud4201. There is no "$home". You should probably use "$HOME" or "~".
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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The fact that someone named 'spooon' just said "there is no $home" made me giggle uncontrollably has got to be an indicator of how stressful my day is being. Awesome ;-)
 
  


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