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Old 02-26-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question Will soft link work?

Hi All,

I have a problem:

Installed IntelliJ with the root user and now it seems that the file is in /usr/local/IntelliJ-IDEA-3.0.2/bin path and a link .sh file is created under /root/IntelliJ_IDEA_3.0.2/, which as a normal user I have no access to.

Would creating a soft link to /home/javafiles/ path work? If so, not sure how I would do this?

If not, then would I have to change the chmod for those paths? If so, would that not be a good idea as those should not be the directories that I give permission to for a general user?

Thanks for helping out with this pickle
Old 02-26-2003, 02:39 PM   #2
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well, if your distro allows it (which it prolly does) i would change the permissions on it to the group called "root". i would then add the user(s) i want to access that folder to that group in the adding user panel thingy


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