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I am doing a server for my Linux class, and created a file in my home folder. I was told to move it into my /var/www/html/ folder but every time i do it says permission denied. I did the chmod on my original folder still no go, I don't know what else to do if anyone can help me please.
Are you trying to move it as your user or as root? Your subject makes it sound like root is getting the permission denied message, but your last post makes it sound like you're just trying to move it as your user.
The problem isn't the permissions on the file you're moving, the problem is the permissions on the directory you're trying to move it into. Your user doesn't have write access to that directory, which is why you can't move anything there. Two options:
1 - Add write permissions to /var/www/html/ for your user
2 - Move the file to /var/www/html/ as root
You need to become root either way
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 03-07-2012 at 05:50 PM.
When you installed Fedora, you set up a root password. You should just need to open a terminal (should be in one of the menus, I assume you're using Gnome?), type "su -", enter the root password you set up when you installed the OS, and then move the file like normal:
The file will always be in the same place, regardless as which user you are logged in. If you saved in in your user's home directory (for example /home/jace/index.html) you will also find it there when you are logged in as root.
WOOOOOHOOOO!!! ok thanks I found it and moved it, thanks for the help. I always confuse myself and it's good to have someone else just give me the pointers to get in the right directioin! thanks AGAIN my linux GURUS