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Old 06-21-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
zthomasz
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Exclamation permission denied . . .


i'm trying to view a file as root, but get a "permission denied" message.

Here's the attempt:

[root@www root]# /etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log

-bash: /etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log: Permission denied

am i missing something . . .?


 
Old 06-21-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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yeah, you're trying to run it as a program. or more precisely you're trying to run a file which is not allowed to be executed. you nbeed to pass the file as a parameter to a text editor or pager:

pico blah.cfg (editor)

less blah.cfg (pager)

[if the file was actaully allowed to be executed (you'd see some x's in the attributes when you run "ls -l blah.cfg" then you'd still get some error like "can not execute a.out binary file" or something.
 
  


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