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Re: Weird permission issue

On 5/7/19 12:51 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 3:41 PM Willie M <matthews.willie80@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 5/7/19 12:33 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
>>> I have a PHP app and it runs from /var/www/html/foo. It writes to a
>>> log file in there log.txt. To do some testing I created a dir
>>> /var/www/html/foo.new and installed the code there. To switch back and
>>> forth I do this:
>>> mv  /var/www/html/foo  /var/www/html/foo.old
>>> mv /var/www/html/foo.new /var/www/html/foo
>>> When I do that I get an error writing to the log file:
>>> Error #2: fopen(/var/www/html/foo/log.txt): failed to open stream:
>>> Permission denied
>>> But if I switch back:
>>> mv  /var/www/html/foo  /var/www/html/foo.new
>>> mv /var/www/html/foo.old /var/www/html/foo
>>> I do not get the error. The code is identical in foo and foo.new and
>>> the perms and owner on log.txt is identical in too and foo.new. I have
>>> tried restating apache and rebooting the machine, but no joy.
>>> What could be causing the permission error?
>> Who owns the foo.new and the foo.old directories? That is most likely
>> where the problem is.
> Both are owned by root.root with mode 755. I tried chmod-ing foo.old
> to 777 but still get the error.

If I am not mistaken 755 is rwxr-xr-x by root if it is owned by root.
The php files are ran by www or whoever it runs for on your computer. So
it isn't going to be a writeable file at all in that folder if the file
isn't made yet and if it is made in the folder you have to make sure
whoever runs php can write to the file.

You have to check on all this. I am sure it is permissions.


Willie Matthews
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