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MySQL How to change the permissions of ksh?

Suppose, I want to execute unix commands. For that I have to go to ksh, but if I don't have execute permission to ksh itself then is there any way to change the permission of ksh? chmod command does not work for this because, I don't have permission to ksh itself... Smilie
Let me know, if you have any idea.
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If you don't have permission to execute ksh, then your administrator might have ksh locked down for some reason.

First, what shell are you running?

# echo $SHELL

Second, do you know the path to the ksh executable? What is the existing mode? On my system:

Code:
# whereis ksh
ksh: /usr/bin/ksh /usr/share/man/man1/ksh.1.gz
# ls -l /usr/bin/ksh
-rwxr-xr-x   2 bin      bin       315440 Dec  5  2006 /usr/bin/ksh


As you can see, the ksh file is executable by everyone. I can't think of a reason why your systems administrator would lock down ksh to a more restrictive mode. Give me an answer to the 2 questions I asked and we'll see where we can go from there.
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ksh is not locked. I am working on a project where I am using a different shell rksh. If I want to go ksh then I will type a command & enter into ksh. but the problem is that the ksh is built in a binary CEC which I used to replace frequently. while doing it once, I moved the existing binary & placed a new binary then exited from ksh. But after that, from my rksh I can't execute anything as I don't have execute permission to the CEC binary. My rksh commands internally calls that CEC binary, so If I dont have x permission to CEC binary then there's no way except reinstallation.
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Is there another shell you can log into? Are there other users with accounts on the box who could help you?

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