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Old 10-20-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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permissions question... can I make a directory writable from my user account


I am trying to get it so I can use Quanta to edit php... I can't seem, however, to figure out how to make the htdocs folder on my Apache server writable from my normal user account... if I want to save to that directory, I have to use root.

I can find lots of stuff on making individual files writeable, but how do I make it so I can create a file as a user and then just save it to that directory?

Sorry if this is sort of a dumb question. It feels like it should be inherently obvious.

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Old 10-20-2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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I am a newbie as far as Linux is concerned...but you might try this:

chmod 777 <path of the directory>
In the above command:
7 indicates read, write and execute permissions.
The first 7 is for the owner
The second 7 is for the group
The third 7 is for everyone
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:25 PM   #3
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Gave it a try, but it still says to check if I have write permission... that's how I would have figured it would be done too... Any other ideas?

thanks, though!
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Old 10-20-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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Did you try giving the command as root?
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:32 PM   #5
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Yeah... I went in as superuser in the shell.

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Old 10-20-2003, 03:48 PM   #6
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Sometimes, when you use su to login as root from the current user login screen, it might not work....so maybe you should logout...re-login as root...and then try. Sorry...but thats pretty much I can think of.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:57 PM   #7
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I'll give it a try that way... I mean, it makes sense that that SHOULD work... Thanks. I'll let you know what happens.

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Old 10-20-2003, 05:33 PM   #8
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Tried it logged in as root... still no luck.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:37 PM   #9
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You probably need to change the file you are modifying so you can write to it... My guess is the directory now has rwxrwxrwx but the file is probably still rwxr-xr-x or something similar...
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:42 PM   #10
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Yup, that appears to be it. I saved the file with a different file name and there was no problem... Thanks guys!

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