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Gigaflop
post Nov 14 2004, 06:20 PM
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Hello,

Admittedly I'm new to linux. I've downloaded redhat and had no problems getting used to doing things the linux way. So far I have been really please with the way things have gone, but I can't seem to transfer files from the desktop to the www directory for the web server. I keep getting the message that access is denied. I've also noticed lock icons on some directorys and I can't seem to open them either. I do have the root directory password, but it never asks me for any passwords.

I'm sure this is a simple thing to figure out and I have probably over-looked the answer.

Dave

I don't know if this helps but I used Samba to bring my old web site files, from a PC workstation, over to the new Linux server.
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michaelk
post Nov 14 2004, 08:12 PM
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You need to log in as root to have access to the directories. The OS will not ask you for a password.
In a console window at the prompt type in
su -
And enter the root password at the prompt.
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Gigaflop
post Nov 14 2004, 09:22 PM
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Thank you!

I knew it was something simple. I see linux is a little more fussy about security. It's a good thing.
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DS2K3
post Nov 15 2004, 11:45 AM
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If you want to make a directory accesible to different people, either add them to the owner's group, or chmod (change the permissions) using chmod from teh command line, or the UI in a file manager like Konqueror. That way you wont have to keep switching to root mode. Dont make anything important acceesible to users though, it kind of defeats the object. cool.gif

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