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Old 10-22-2003, 08:08 AM   #1
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i cant change the default webpage to my own

im using mandrake 9.1 and im trying to make an http server. it wont let me change the default page to my own. everything i try. a dialop box pops us saying i dont have access too. would anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it?

sry if im sounding pretty newbish, im new to linix. win2k wasnt cutting it for a reiable server.

thanks alot.
Old 10-22-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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You must not have write permission for that folder. If you do a 'ls -alh' on a directory you will see the following:

-rw-r--r-- 1 g00se root 20k Sep 22 11:29 viewjobs.cfm

The first character has to do whether the file is a directory. In this case it is not.

The 'rw-' is the owner permissions, so the owner g00se has read/write access to this file.

The 'r--' is the group permissions, so anyone in group root may read this file.

The second 'r--' is everybody else, everyone else may read this file.

You use the 'chmod' command to change permissions. You may also use the 'chown' command to change owners. The 'chgrp' command will change groups.

There are a couple of ways to chmod with different syntaxes. The one I prefer is as follows:

4 - Read
2 - Write
1 - Execute

So to make the above file group writable I would do:

chmod 664 viewjobs.cfm

Check or the man pages (i.e. type 'man chmod' from a shell prompt) for information on these commands.
Old 11-03-2003, 07:08 AM   #3
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can u give me a step to step process on how to do this? i am a huge mandrake noob.

how do u access a folder in the console?


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