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Old 05-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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How do i create a folder or directory if permissions are denied?


i just installed RHEL 5, when iam trying to create a directory or file
it is not creating ...can anyone please help me
thank you
 
Old 05-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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Create the directory as root, or as the user with enough permissions.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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Can you post the exact command and errors you get? Where are you trying to create them? Are you trying to create them as root or a normal user?
 
Old 05-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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Create the directory as root, or as the user with enough permissions.
and if you want access by the user change the permissions to allow while root.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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You can use sudo command (if your current user account is on the sudoers list). To add your account to the sudoers list switch to the root user (if you don't have the root password your system admin will need to do this for you, or give you the password).

Adding your account to the soders list

$> su
Password: [enter root password]


(where username is your user account name)

#> echo 'username ALL=(ALL) ALL' >> /etc/sudoers
#> exit (don't forget to exit root account)


Now that your account is in the sudoers list you can create a
directory or file using sudo
$> sudo mkdir <dir name> (make a directory)
$> sudo touch <file name> (make a file)
 
Old 05-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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for ex.-- change ownership recursively to everything in /usr/local

Ctrl-Alt-F2 (NOTE: Ctrl-Alt_F7 to get back)
PHP Code:
su -
(or, if no root passwd deignated yet,
PHP Code:
sudo passwd root 
, then, afterward, either su or sudo)
-- You are now root, if all went well --
-- Go to directory/file just before where permissions are to be changed, like /usr/local --
PHP Code:
cd /usr 
-- the command <chmod> changes permissions, while <chown> changes ownwership--
PHP Code:
pwd 
(returns /usr)
PHP Code:
chown -R name:group ./local
(where "name" is user name desired to own all within /usr/local; "group" likewise)
-- Check it out by
PHP Code:
cd /local ls -al 
--

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/cli.html should help, too

"you can lead a horse to water . . . "
 
Old 05-24-2010, 04:46 PM   #7
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for ex.-- change ownership recursively to everything in /usr/local
I don't think it's a good idea to change the ownership from /usr/local
 
Old 05-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #8
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This was just an example Why is it not a good example, then?
 
  


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