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Can someone tell me how to basically make my regular user account have root permissions all the time, not the su - command, I want to be able to have root permissions everywhere I go. I ma trying to create a directory in the /var/www/html/ but I get accessed denied everytime. I am in the root group, the root group has rwx permissions to that folder so I am stumped.
Also could someone run down how to change right on a directory from the command line here so I could say assign a user certain rights to a certain directory from the command line?
You don't want to do that. The rule of thumb is to only use the root account when you have to. You definitely don't want to go around as root all of the time as you could inadvertently do something and hose your system. If you want a regular user to be able to create/modify files in your web server directories, you could change the group of those directories to that user and then set the write bit on the directories. That'd do it. Something like this (as root):
it possible, but a very very very bad idea. one of the first things a newbie tends to want to do is to break fundamental conventions that have successfully worked for over 20 years.... don't mess with it (yet)
if it's just that directory, then chmod it to allow everyone to write to it, or chown it to make it owned by you.