I am trying to view some web pages I made on Debian in the /srv folder with Apache running. I tried telling the terminal to change the permissions to make my regular user account the owner, but it keeps saying in properties I am not the owner and cannot put files in the folder. The terminal is ignoring me, not even telling me it isn't making changes. Here is what I typed to try and correct it from the root terminal:
chown doug /srv
chmod 755 /srv
Thanks. Not really a total newb to Linux, just a little rusty.
asked 21 Aug '10, 21:51
I resolved this myself. For some reason when I used:
chmod -R +rw /var/www
...and closed and opened the folder properties again it worked...was trying to set permissions on the wrong folder anyway. Apache is in a different path than I thought it was when I used OpenSUSE 11.0 and Apache as a web server a couple years back. I got gremlins. They live in the walls. The cats can't fight 'em off no more.
answered 22 Aug '10, 02:46