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Old 09-12-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Can't save files to /var/www/html/


Hey guys, big newbie here in need of some quick help

I'm trying to save an html file to /var/www/html/ folder so i can view it from the localhost.

But everytime i try and put a file there it says access denied. is there anyway to enter SU through the GUI? I've tryed opening bash, entering super user and then trying to drag 'n drop. I think im just too much of a noob for my own good

can anyone help?


p.s. using mandrake 9.1 w/kde
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:20 AM   #2
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Re: Can't save files to /var/www/html/

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Hey guys, big newbie here in need of some quick help

I'm trying to save an html file to /var/www/html/ folder so i can view it from the localhost.

But everytime i try and put a file there it says access denied. is there anyway to enter SU through the GUI? I've tryed opening bash, entering super user and then trying to drag 'n drop. I think im just too much of a noob for my own good
p.s. using mandrake 9.1 w/kde
I assume that you're running a WIndow manager, running something like a explorer (I'm not familiair with kde) and try to move a file to a place which is not allowed due permission restrictions ...

Open a terminal, and type the following:

su -
then type the root passwd when asked.
cd /to/path/where/your/file/is.txt
cp filename.txt /var/www/html/

cd /var/www/
ls -al html and print the output here ...
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:27 AM   #3
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yah i was using a window explorer type deal.

The shell command worked like a champ

THANKS!
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:03 AM   #4
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hmm

also, I've been reading and reading, but cant find what im looking for.

I'm trying to refer apache to a different default directory. (ie /home/'user'/documents)

I've been reading and reading and from what i understand i must edit a config somewere....can anyone point me in the right direction for this?

-Paul
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:07 AM   #5
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hmm

also, I've been reading and reading, but cant find what im looking for.

I'm trying to refer apache to a different default directory. (ie /home/'user'/documents)

I've been reading and reading and from what i understand i must edit a config somewere....can anyone point me in the right direction for this?

-Paul
Yah sure, if you use apache1-3 find the file httpd.conf by typing: locate httpd.conf

If you use apache2 find the file: apache2.conf by typing locate apache2.conf. Then search for the "documents root" or something ...
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:19 AM   #6
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Yah sure, if you use apache1-3 find the file httpd.conf by typing: locate httpd.conf

If you use apache2 find the file: apache2.conf by typing locate apache2.conf. Then search for the "documents root" or something ...
how do i edit this file?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:25 AM   #7
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how do i edit this file?
Heh try something like "vi" or "vim" or "emacs" if they are installed. Just give it a try

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:37 AM   #8
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Heh try something like "vi" or "vim" or "emacs" if they are installed. Just give it a try

Hope this helps
well..i changed the Default Root to /home/paul/www/ f

and now when i go http://localhost/ i get a forbidden error.


....damn 2:37am..makes it hard to think straight.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:47 AM   #9
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well..i changed the Default Root to /home/paul/www/ f

and now when i go http://localhost/ i get a forbidden error.


....damn 2:37am..makes it hard to think straight.
That's correct, make sure that the file rights are ok. make it a chmod 755 -R for the map /home/paul/www -R

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:48 AM   #10
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That's correct, make sure that the file rights are ok. make it a chmod 755 -R for the map /home/paul/www -R

Hope this helps

AHH i know chmod changes file rights

so at the console i type:

chmod 755 -R /home/paul/www -R

like that?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:50 AM   #11
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AHH i know chmod changes file rights

so at the console i type:

chmod 755 -R /home/paul/www -R

like that?
Yep :-)
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:52 AM   #12
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no luck :-( mabe i edited the httpd2.conf incorrectly

-Paul
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:56 AM   #13
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no luck :-( mabe i edited the httpd2.conf incorrectly

-Paul
In your previous post you say:
well..i changed the Default Root to /home/paul/www/f

Do you mean that the files are in: /home/paul/www/f
or:
/home/paul/www/

httpd2.conf or httpd.conf ?
if httpd2.conf then do a cp httpd2.conf httpd.conf. Start and stop apache and try again

Last edited by daveo; 09-12-2003 at 01:58 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 02:01 AM   #14
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In your previous post you say:
well..i changed the Default Root to /home/paul/www/f

Do you mean that the files are in: /home/paul/www/f
or:
/home/paul/www/

httpd2.conf or httpd.conf ?
if httpd2.conf then do a cp httpd2.conf httpd.conf. Start and stop apache and try again
oops the F is a typo in the post it was /home/paul/www/

it was httpd2.conf

how do i start and stop apache?

(heh heh sorry bout all the newb questions..gotta learn somehow right?)
 
Old 09-12-2003, 02:03 AM   #15
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oops the F is a typo in the post it was /home/paul/www/

it was httpd2.conf

how do i start and stop apache?

(heh heh sorry bout all the newb questions..gotta learn somehow right?)
/etc/init.d/apachectl stop
/etc/init.d/apachectl start

otherwise:

/etc/init.d/apache stop
/etc/init.d/apache start
 
  


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