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Old 06-16-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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newbie permissions


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?

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Old 06-16-2003, 12:31 PM   #2
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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):

chgrp <newgroup> /var/www/html
chmod g+w /var/www/html

Read the man pages for chmod, chgrp, and chown. There is also a pretty good explanation of some tricky settings here:

http://www.hackinglinuxexposed.com/a.../20030417.html

There is a 'part two' to that too, just go to the next article...
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:32 PM   #3
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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.

chmod a+rw /directory

chown user:user /directory
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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ok, I understand, but is there a way to make that cascade to the directories below it? so I could do the /var directory and have it cascade to the ftp and www directories?
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:14 PM   #5
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don't do /var, it's got "heavy shit" in it, but to do both those directories and the ones beneath those, "chmod -R"... "man chown" far more information
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:57 PM   #6
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ok I logged in as root via the su - command
then I did a chown user:version /var/www/html

I got a user:Invalid user error

any clues there?

I tried all the combos read the man pages still can't get it.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:36 PM   #7
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nevermind my install just blew up on not being able to find a font called 'fixed' if u have any opinions there for future use that would be great, here we go with another install ...wheeeee
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:37 PM   #8
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"chown user:version /var/www/html"

should be "user.group", so your command should be "chown -R user.user /var/www/html" Which will make the files belong to your user and your user's group.

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