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Noido 06-12-2005 02:43 PM

Access rights
 
I have two questions, and you can direct me to a decent tutorial if you know of one.

firstly: how can I give users rights to access different folders (my NTFS partition, mainly) - and generally add and remove rights for different users

secondly: how can I install software for multiple users and not have to log in as them? - basically how can I just install aMSN for example for all users from root only.

thank you kindly

~Noido

Komakino 06-12-2005 03:04 PM

For the second part...copy the amsn folder to somewhere like /usr/local/amsn and then create a link from /usr/local/bin/amsn to /usr/local/amsn/amsn.

If /usr/local/bin is in your path (which it should be) then users can now just type 'amsn' to run it.

Noido 06-12-2005 03:30 PM

thanks :)

great sig by the way ^^

Noido 06-12-2005 04:01 PM

For the second part...copy the amsn folder to somewhere like /usr/local/amsn and then create a link from /usr/local/bin/amsn to /usr/local/amsn/amsn.

^ so I've done that, but now when I type "amsn" in command line, or "run a command" I get: permission denied.

any idea why?

Komakino 06-12-2005 05:05 PM

Did you create a link to do it? Or the amsn folder is not readable by normal users (chmod a+r) on the amsn folder. Or the amsn executable (/usr/local/amsn/amsn) is not executable by normal users (chmod a+x) on the amsn file.

Noido 06-13-2005 05:36 PM

I don't understand this; I've done what you said - used chmod on both things and I still get the "permission denied" - the only thing I can think of is that it's a program that runs inside KDE so it might not run from the command line, but i'm not sure....


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