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Old 04-18-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hello folks

On my system I have proftpd installed. Now I wanted to be able to access my apache htdocs dir from my user account.

so i did

mount --bind /path/to/apache2/htdocs /home/bob/apache_htdocs

everything works, except I cannot delete or edit any files from that user account..

How can i add the user "bob" to be able to edit files in the apache dir.

currently all files belong to root/root
 
Old 04-18-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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changing permissions

To change all the permissions in /home/bob first figure out what group you want all of bob's files to belong to, say ingroup, then issue the following commands as root:

chown bob:ingroup /home/bob/* -R
chown bob:ingroup /home/bob
 
Old 04-18-2003, 06:50 PM   #3
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ya but how is that supposed to give me access to the apache/htdocs dir
 
Old 04-18-2003, 07:07 PM   #4
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I think what you actually need to do is change the group of the files in your apache htdocs directory to something like 'web', then make sure that bob is a member of the group web. Then change group permissions of the files so you can edit them.
 
Old 04-18-2003, 07:24 PM   #5
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right

Bulliver is right. I misread the question.
 
Old 04-18-2003, 07:31 PM   #6
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he he, I do that too.

I thought you had another typo with your chown name:group file too, but I tried it with the colon and it worked. What's with that?
 
Old 04-18-2003, 07:46 PM   #7
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dunno

I dunno. It is just the way my granpappy taught me.
 
  


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