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Old 08-27-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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problems with accessing file type extentions (lrwxrwxrwx)...need to change drwxrwxrwx


hi,

i have some binary files along with other scripts / make and config files within a particular format having extention as lrwxrwxrwx .... My intention is to open into this folder / directory and add in some files here.

I am unable to change the format to drwxrwxrwx .....

So, please let me know how to go ahead with the above.

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Old 08-27-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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Those are the file's permissions. The 'l' indicates that it is a symbolic link. A 'd' would be a directory.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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Those are the file's permissions. The 'l' indicates that it is a symbolic link. A 'd' would be a directory.

Hi Matir, Thanks for the reply. I do understand that it pertains to the file system permissions. If I were supposed to access the folder with type lrwxrwxrwx, how do I need to go about ? Please advice. Thanks
 
Old 08-27-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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lrwxrwxrwx is not a folder/directory at all. It's a link. You can see what the link points to in a ls -al.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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lrwxrwxrwx is not a folder/directory at all. It's a link. You can see what the link points to in a ls -al.

David, Thanks for your timely reply. Well, it looks like this ....

lrwxrwxrwx 1 roger root 13 Aug 24 13:50 linuette -> /etc/linuette

Do you mean, I need to go to /etc directory to see the contents and add in some of my own binary files to it ? I did so. But, I cant see any files in /etc directory. Any clues ? Thanks.
 
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Try "ls -lL"
 
  


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