[arch-general] Permission problems - http is 0775, (root:http), I am in http -- still can't write??
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Nov 6 18:08:02 EST 2009
I have run into a permission problem I can't understand. I need write access
to the webserver on my laptop (that's where the developement happens). I have
always just made myself a member of the webserver group and give the group
write access to the document root (some applications require it). Today,
setting up the webserver, I did the same thing only to be met with a
permission denied message when I attempted a copy -- Huh?
Here are the details:
16:59 alchemy:/srv/http> l
drwxrwxr-x 2 root http 4096 2009-10-31 22:53 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2009-10-31 22:53 ..
16:59 alchemy:/srv/http> grep http /etc/group
16:59 alchemy:/srv/http> touch testfile
touch: cannot touch `testfile': Permission denied
This is in konsole in kde4. I can't understand why the touch failed (I could
just be confused at the moment as well). I am a member of the http group
(added with gpasswd -a david http, not just edited like usual), the http group
has write permission to the http directory. But, when I try to write to the
http directory --> I get the error.
Can anyone see the error in my logic? (diplomatically, of course) What's the
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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