[SWLUG] File permissions
apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Sat May 13 12:14:22 UTC 2006
Here's a silly on I'm sure one of you Linux sysadmins will be able to
clear up for me in about 2 seconds flat.
I'm running SuSE Linux 9.3 Pro, and what I want to do is to make the
/srv/www/htdocs directory writeable for members of the 'web' group.
I've created the 'web' group, and put a single member into the group -
me. According to YaST, my user is:
Login name UID groups
peter peter 1000 web,dialout,video,users,burning
Returning to /srv/www/htdocs I've changed its permissions from 755 to
775, and its ownership from root:root to root:web.
peter at linux:/srv/www/htdocs> ls -lad /srv/www/htdocs
drwxrwxr-x 5 root web 1456 2006-05-13 12:08 /srv/www/htdocs
But for some reason, I can't write to the directory:
peter at linux:/srv/www/htdocs> touch testfile
touch: cannot touch `testfile': Permission denied
Can someone please put me out of my misery and point out what I'm
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