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Old 01-27-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
stripe21
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Talking chmod and subdirectorys


im using puppy 3, and im am using this to access a freinds ubuntu system that is down. I can access the HDD's that he has, but i can not copy off all of his home directory documents and files.

I have tried

chmod 777 /mnt/sda1/home/tony

but this didn't work. So i looked at the chmod --help and see that i should of been using

chmod rwxXst //mnt/sda1/home/tony

This seamed to work better...... BUT when it came to accessing the subdirectorys it said that i couldn't as there was not right too this. What am i doing wong?
I would like to change ALL the files and directorys in the /home/tony/*.* open them up so i can copy them to another drive.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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The switch for recursion is -R
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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many thanks for getting back to me so fast...

So is the command line then


chmod -R //mnt/sda1/home/tony

or


chmod -RwxXst //mnt/sda1/home/tony
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:36 PM   #4
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chmod -R +/-wxrs

but you would probably only need

chmod -R +xwr /mnt/sda1/tony/*
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
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ok it sounded like it did more as in the HDD spun for about 20 secs. wheni tried coping over and still got

Failed to predserve ownership
First ~':Operation not permitted


dose this mean thats it still a file permissions issue
 
Old 01-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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Best thing is cd into the dir and do a 'ls -l' on some of the files. What command are you using to copy? scp or cp?
Please write the complete command here with the error.

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