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/
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