[Wolves] Couple of probs with directory access and putty colours

Andy Jewell andy.jewell at sysmicro.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 15:02:58 UTC 2009

Hi Wayne,

I'm new on this list - so all please forgive me sticking my oar in!

I can't help with the Exim or Webalizer issues, but the coloured
directory listing issue can be solved by using the "-F" and "-l"
switches on the "ls" command. -F means "classiFy" - and will append a
character to the end of each file-name (a "/" for a directory, a "*" for
an executable (i.e. program), an "@" for a link, etc). -l means "long"
listing and gives you (amongst other things) the permissions, size and
modification date of each file. 

On one of my CentOS systems, green means executable - this may or may
not be the same as Fedora.


On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 15:51 +0100, Wayne wrote:
> Hiya,
> Work progresses with my Fedora 10 /Exim/Mysql/Apache server but a couple 
> of wierd things.
> Trying to get Eximon to work, it could't access /var/log/exim and indeed 
> the permissions seemed wrong so
> I changed them to 777 and chown exim, and now they work.
> But as user I cannot see the contents (via winscp), but can as root.
> Putty thing - trying to get Webalizer working, i've created the 
> directory as /var/www/html/usage and change the permissions
> and ownership to apache, but cannot access it via browser (403). In 
> putty I see the directory is highlighted in green, but cannot find
> any explantion of what the colors mean in putty (how to change them - 
> but not what they are!).
> regards
> wayne
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