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Old 06-23-2004, 04:52 AM   #1
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Changing Permissions on Directories...


i have mandrake 10 running a bf:v server. when installing bf:v server, i had to change to root.

the server runs excellent, but i have one problem.

i have a stats program on a different machine that needs the logs files that bf:v creates. i have used the "chmod -R 777 /dirname" command to change all the files in the log dir so that anybody can use them. this works for the ones that are already in there, but as soon as bf:v creates a new file, it has the little lock on it because it was created by root. is there anyway i can make all new files in this directory able to be viewed/edited by all users without having to use "chmod -R 777 /dirname" all the time?

thanks in advance for your time
 
Old 06-23-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
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Rightclick on the mouse, and then one of the tabs you can change the permissions.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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i tried that and it says that root owns it. i am in the root group, but not the owner of the files.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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Login as root and go to computer configure page.. somewhere there u can change permissions
 
Old 06-25-2004, 02:23 PM   #5
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how do i log in as root? i can bring up a terminal window and use "su" and change the dir, but whenever a new file is written to the dir it is always locked, the ones that are in there already are changed, but new ones are not, i am guessing because the program that creates them was installed via root and not me the user. any ideas?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 02:29 PM   #6
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Not at all familiar with the program you're using, but is there a config file in which you can change the umask of the files that it creates?

Something to look for, anyways...

Good luck...
 
Old 06-25-2004, 03:50 PM   #7
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i will give that a try...

 
  


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