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Old 07-12-2001, 10:54 AM   #1
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Two simple questions

Firstly, I need to allow a user write access to mounted vfat (DOS/Windows) partitions. I'm using RedHat 7.1.

Secondly, a more general question: when I want to run a program I just compiled (i.e. wrote and compiled) I have to type the name of the directory with the name of the program. For example if I want to run "myprogram" located in ~/programs/c/, the command to run it would be ~/programs/c/myprogram. If I'm currently in ~/programs/c, then, how do I run "pyprogram" without typing out the full path?
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first one would be the permission levels.... with the chmod command.

second... you can try ./pyprogram
Old 07-12-2001, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thank you!
Can you be more specific about changing permission levels. I've never done this before, and don't know where to start or where to go from there.
Old 07-12-2001, 11:27 AM   #4
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Here's the chmod tip I wrote for and

One of the most common administration tools you will use under Linux is chmod. Chmod allows a user (usually root) to change the permissions of a given file using the syntax

chmod XXX filename

where X is a number from 0 to 7. These numbers represent the permissions for 3 different categories. The first number represents the permissions for the owner of the file. The second number represents the permissions for the group that the owner belongs to. The last number represents all other users outside of the owner and the owner's group. Here's an easy guide for what each number means for the permissions on a given file:

0 None - cannot read or write or execute
1 Can execute, but cannot read or write
2 Write-only, cannot read or execute
3 Write-able/executable
4 Read-only, cannot write to or execute
5 Read-only executable, cannot write to
6 Readable Writeable file, but not executable
7 Readable Writeable Executable file

So if you need to give permissions to a file to make it read/write/executable for the owner and read/executable for the resxt of your system, use the command

chmod 755 filename

and the permissions will be



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