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Old 09-25-2005, 03:30 AM   #1
magicpio
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make a file in dir1 appear to be in writeprotected dir2


Hi!

Does anyone know, how to do the following:

I have an executable in /opt, e.g. /opt/exec1
But some other program need it to be in /sbin, which is write protected.

How can I make /opt/exec1 to appear to be /sbin/exec1 ?

Have tried with ln , but no success so far.

Thanks for any help!

magicpio
 
Old 09-25-2005, 04:37 AM   #2
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You mean you don't have the permissions to write to it? You can always do it if you're root.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 01:56 PM   #3
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I tried this, but thats not the issue.

Im using Dam Small Linux, they somehow make links to core utils, which are inside
a compressed file (in fact the whole linux stuff is in one compressed file).
Some of it will be uncompressed onto a ram disk, which is write protected,
but the whole /sbin seems to remain inside the compressed file and a particular program
is only extracted somehow and temporarily, when the command is beeing called from the command line.

When Im trying to copy my binary into the directory /sbin I get a 'write protected' message, even as su, which is logical.
And since Im unable to re-create the compressed file including my executable, Im looking for a workaround.
 
  


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