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Old 03-03-2009
Vi, write something then try to save & quit.

If I'm in Vi, write something then try to save & quit. :wq I get: "myvifile" "myvifile" E212: Can't open file for writing Press ENTER or type command to continue It won't let me save... Is it because other users on the network have access to the file also? Or I don't have permission to save? Thanks 8)
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Old 03-03-2009
Probably because you do not have write permissions in that directory.

Try this at the command line. You should have a similar problem:

Code:
touch fakeFile

If it creates a zero-byte file, then something else is wrong. If it completely fails to create a file, then it's definitely a write-permissions issue.
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Old 03-03-2009
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Is it because other users on the network have access to the file also? Or I don't have permission to save? Thanks 8)
How do you want us to answer with the information given??
We dont know:
1 - Who you are at the time on the box with issue
2 - the file permissions
3 - The file owner/group
4 - The directory you are in at the time of issue, is it NFS?
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Old 03-03-2009
touch fakefile touch: cannot touch `fakefile': Permission denied /home/cnet146
I emailed the Admin.
SmilieThanks
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Old 03-03-2009
Ah, so it was a new file, you werent editing an existing...
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Old 03-03-2009
I was in the general directories,
not my own.
I was able to edit/create, after switching to my
directories
/home/juma
Thanks!
 

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