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Unable to paste files to my Apache server

Postby kidgrave90240 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:47 am

I have apache up, it's up and working. I am able to create files, but I am however unable to paste files to my /var/www directory. So what can I do to fix this problem?? Here is a screen shot of the error I get when I try to paste files:

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Under "Show More Details", it says:

Error when getting information for file '/home/kidgrave/Pictures/advertised.jpg
': No such file or directory
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Re: Unable to paste files to my Apache server

Postby DataMan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:10 am

It's probably an ownership issue with /var/www

If you are using the webserver strictly as a development box, you can change the ownership stuffola as:

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sudo chown -R <your login id> /var/www

sudo chgrp -R <your login id> /var/www



In the above the "-R" means recursive (as in change all sub-directories and files to the same ownership as the /var/www root directory).

If you are going to make this a public site then you will need to research appropriate security protocols before changing the ownerships.

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Re: Unable to paste files to my Apache server

Postby kidgrave90240 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:41 pm

DataMan wrote:It's probably an ownership issue with /var/www

If you are using the webserver strictly as a development box, you can change the ownership stuffola as:

Code: Select all
sudo chown -R <your login id> /var/www

sudo chgrp -R <your login id> /var/www



In the above the "-R" means recursive (as in change all sub-directories and files to the same ownership as the /var/www root directory).

If you are going to make this a public site then you will need to research appropriate security protocols before changing the ownerships.

-DataMan


Yeah I want to make my site public. I just decided to put my website files elsewhere. But now I made a different thread because my images online cannot be read.
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Re: Unable to paste files to my Apache server

Postby FidbecK on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:37 am

I had the same problem too. The only way I found out to change permissions was to open the folder var as adminstrator and once there I could change ownership to me (fidbeck) . but this way is easier. I'll have to try it another time
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