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Old 06-12-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Access rights


I have two questions, and you can direct me to a decent tutorial if you know of one.

firstly: how can I give users rights to access different folders (my NTFS partition, mainly) - and generally add and remove rights for different users

secondly: how can I install software for multiple users and not have to log in as them? - basically how can I just install aMSN for example for all users from root only.

thank you kindly

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Old 06-12-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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For the second part...copy the amsn folder to somewhere like /usr/local/amsn and then create a link from /usr/local/bin/amsn to /usr/local/amsn/amsn.

If /usr/local/bin is in your path (which it should be) then users can now just type 'amsn' to run it.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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thanks

great sig by the way ^^
 
Old 06-12-2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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For the second part...copy the amsn folder to somewhere like /usr/local/amsn and then create a link from /usr/local/bin/amsn to /usr/local/amsn/amsn.

^ so I've done that, but now when I type "amsn" in command line, or "run a command" I get: permission denied.

any idea why?
 
Old 06-12-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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Did you create a link to do it? Or the amsn folder is not readable by normal users (chmod a+r) on the amsn folder. Or the amsn executable (/usr/local/amsn/amsn) is not executable by normal users (chmod a+x) on the amsn file.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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I don't understand this; I've done what you said - used chmod on both things and I still get the "permission denied" - the only thing I can think of is that it's a program that runs inside KDE so it might not run from the command line, but i'm not sure....
 
  


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