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From Kirk Jackson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Attributes for user running apache - please help!
Date Fri, 18 Apr 2003 10:17:36 GMT
On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:50:51 -0400 Denise Mangano
<> wrote:
> The problem I encountered is that my web app uses a third party
> application and this application requires read,write,and execute
> permissions to a fast-cgi directory, and these permissions can only be
> granted to the owner of the directory.  I tried changing the owner to
> the new user that I created, however I get the following message:
> # chown -R webuser webgroup
> chown: getting attributes of `webgroup': No such file or directory

I believe your chown syntax is incorrect.

Mine says:

usage: chown [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fh] [owner][:group] file ..

So, perhaps chown -R webuser:webgroup DirectoryName


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