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Old 05-19-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
Dawyea
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Problems saving to proc folder


I'm having a problem saving to the proc folder and any of its subdirectories. I have set the file permissions to allow write access to the root user, but even when I'm logged in as root it won't let me save. In addition, nautilus won't open the proc folder. I can view its contents by using a terminal window, though. Sometimes the file permissions on the sys folder revert back to the way they were before I changed them for no apparent reason. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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/proc isn't a real filesystem -- it's a place where you can interact with the Linux kernel (for instance by playing with the VM settings in /proc/sys/vm or examining info about your processors in /proc/cpuinfo. It is totally maintained by the kernel and not meant for storing other files into. The filesystem doesn't even actually exists on the disk, it's kind of like a ramdisk that the kernel provides to the user to inform on the system state.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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Windows = folder
*nix = directory

Nice to see you see the light thou.

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