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# 8  
Old 01-25-2011
Ah, I edited my message because the light dawned - please try again with quotes around the command and the redirect...
sudo "cat > index.html"

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# 9  
Old 01-25-2011
Still does not work..
marc@s097116:/home/www$ sudo "cat > test.html"
sudo: cat > test.html: command not found
marc@s097116:/home/www$ sudo "cat" > test.html
bash: test.html: Permission denied
marc@s097116:/home/www$ sudo "cat" > "test.html"
bash: test.html: Permission denied
marc@s097116:/home/www$ sudo "cat >" test.html
sudo: cat >: command not found

I just found out that it does work when I log in using su (i never even knew this existed before :P)
# 10  
Old 01-25-2011
yes, it looks like sudo is just trying to run that string as is, instead of evaluating it using a shell. My recommendation if you are just trying to create an index.html owned by the correct user is to use:
sudo touch index.html

Sorry about that...
# 11  
Old 01-25-2011
Ah yes, that works, thanks! And another new command learned Smilie
# 12  
Old 01-25-2011
Small hint: as far as I know Ubuntu, in the default Apache installation, uses the mod_userdir module. That means you can create a directory ~/public_html/ which will then be available in the browser as http://localhost/~marc
# 13  
Old 01-25-2011
Okay, thanks for the hint.

I just modified the host file so I can go to the address I want to, and it works fine Smilie
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