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Old 04-02-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Copying to a folder in a users $HOME dir.


I have an interesting problem I need some help with. I'm running CentOS 5.1 and have a "Documents" folder in a particular users $HOME directory that I need to copy a file to using uucp (it's a remote machine with dial up modem). I've changed the $HOME dir to have write permissions (chmod 777 /home/user) and am able to copy the file to the "Documents" folder I created. However, when this user logs in to the graphical screen it gets the following error:

User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored.  
This prevents the default session and language from being saved.  
File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions.  
User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users.
The user can click "Ok" and get by the error, but I would much rather it not pop up an error at all. If there is no way to disable this, is there another way to make it so I can write to the /home/user/Documents folder with out having explicit write permissions on the /home/user directory?

I have a script that sends files to the "Documents" folder and it's working on older (Redhat 6.2, 7.3, and 9) machines. I have about 300 machines and about 600 users that I would need to retrain if I wanted to move the directory where I sent the "documents". This would not be easy, so I'm looking for another way to do this transparent to the users knowing.

Old 04-02-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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do an "ls -al" on the home directory. My guess is the file/s in question might be owned by root. If so do a "chown -R username ~username"
Old 05-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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I am new to Linux. Someone told me that you can run the "sudo" command to run as root. When I compile the kernel 2.4.36 then I use the "su" command and that gives me the root. Then I exit to go back to user.
Old 05-02-2008, 10:01 PM   #4
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Maybe I'm confused.. well.. I know I am.

Why are you using uucp? Couldn't you just scp or rsync it?
Old 05-03-2008, 12:17 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jsurles View Post
Maybe I'm confused.. well.. I know I am.

Why are you using uucp? Couldn't you just scp or rsync it?
SCP is the way to do it. You can RSYNCH over an SSH/SCP tunnel.


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