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Old 10-07-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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permission denied message at login

Hi all,
i need some help over here.

I used useradd command to create a user. though i was succesful, but a message has put a '?' before me. please explain what does it mean....

Following are the commands that i typed and their results .........

[root@testnet etc]#useradd -m -g net -s /bin/bash -c "Test A/c" test
[root@testnet etc]#
[root@testnet etc]#su test
/bin/bash: /root/.bashrc : Permission Denied
[test@testnet etc]$

My doubt is over the line " /bin/bash :/root/.bashrc : permission Denied ".

testnet is my m/c name.

Please make me clear over the issue. Is it just a message or an error message.....
Old 10-07-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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That's perfectly normal ... you're using
"su test", not "su - test", therefore the
shell tries to give you root's environment
which you sensibly won't permit :}

Old 10-07-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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This means that access is denied to /root/.bashrc (because user test is not root and does not have root rights). try creating a home directory for user test.


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