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Re: howto write permission

Ron Johnson wrote:
On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 11:13 -0500, Paul wrote:

I wanted to give my self write permission to /usr/local, so did 'adduser paul staff', which succeeded.

paul :~$ cat /etc/group |grep staff

Also, debian sets up /usr/local to be rwx for group staff:

paul :~$ ls -l /usr/
total 150
drwxr-xr-x    2 root root  58080 2005-01-29 23:04 bin


drwxrwsr-x    7 root src     280 2005-01-28 19:46 src
drwxr-xr-x    6 root root    144 2005-01-20 12:29 X11R6

showing that staff has rwx privelege for /usr/local. However, when I try to make a directory, I get:

paul :~$ cd /usr/local
paul :/usr/local$ mkdir testdir
mkdir: cannot create directory `testdir': Permission denied

What am I doing wrong?

Did you log out & back in?

No, .. it's always the simple things.  Thanks


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