I use Ubuntu8. I have a folder in /var/www/Project1. When i try to save a php file into /var/www/Project1/ it generates error(writing permition).
This is what i do but doesn't solve my problem:
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# sudo useradd myuser
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# sudo chown myuser /var/www/Project1/
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# sudo chown root /var/www/Project1/
What is missing?
If you're root, you won't need sudo. If under root you get permission errors, then you have some other issues. Perhaps check how your filesystem(s) are mounted.
Ho do we check "filesystem(s) are mounted" ?
Run mount with no arguments.
-> Alt F2
-> gksu nautilus /directory
u can try by changing the permissions
# cd /var
# chmod 777 www
then anyone can read/write from this folder
Isn't it (chmod 777) security hole, if i have more than 1 user?
OK... it is somewhat a security expose :P .As i use my pc 4 myself i was not concerned about it. But if you want to use it only for yourself then i guess u have to change the owner to yourself. then
should do it.
As i am new in Linux i have found an usefull information for myself http://www.december.com/unix/ref/chmod.html
Others like me can use this as well.
it's very simple
whenever you are trying to access /var/www, using "cd /var/www"
what you should do...
2)type "sudo bash"
3)it will ask you for your user account password, fill the password
4) now do "cd /var/www"
This way you have full write access
now do whatever you want to do via terminal
Few things I want to know whether you are trying to write to that folder by your application i.e; Apache/php or simply by terminal using root user?