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Hi,

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/
OR
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# sudo chown root /var/www/Project1/

What is missing?

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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.

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Ho do we check "filesystem(s) are mounted" ?

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Run mount with no arguments.

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-> Alt F2
-> gksu nautilus /directory
->paste there

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u can try by changing the permissions

$ su
# cd /var
# chmod 777 www

then anyone can read/write from this folder

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Isn't it (chmod 777) security hole, if i have more than 1 user?

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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

chmod 744

should do it.

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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.

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it's very simple
whenever you are trying to access /var/www, using "cd /var/www"

what you should do...
1)open terminal
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

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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?

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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.

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