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# 1  
Old 06-17-2002
rm Permission Denied error

I am very new to Unix. We have a script that will remove files from a directory. The account removing the files has the same permissions as the directory the files are located. We have logged in as the account and deleted the files from that directory but when we run the script with the account it comes up with permissions denied.

This is what they have in the script to remove files.
eval find $LOG_DIR -mtime +$LOG_DAYS -name \'$LOG_FILE\' -exec rm {} \\\;

Any ideas? I do not know where to look next.Smilie
# 2  
Old 06-18-2002
Hai Cech2002 ,

To allow executing both 'find' & 'rm' on a particular directory permissions 'rwx' is to be set to that user.Check out whether it's set or not ?


Regards
Gambhi.
# 3  
Old 06-24-2002
Data rm Permission Denied error

Yes the account has the rwx permission. If we logon with the account it will delete the files but if done through the script it will not.

This is the line that is used to delete the files.

eval find $LOG_DIR -mtime +$LOG_DAYS -name \'$LOG_FILE\' -exec rm {} \\\;
# 4  
Old 06-24-2002
If you can execute the commands as this user, then use the su - command to login as that user. Then execute the commands as that user then exit.

Maybe that will help.

Smilie
# 5  
Old 06-25-2002
By the way have u check out whether that particular account has got the executable permission on that script file ?? (as the error is coming only when u run that script file not when running the same from command prompt)


Rgds
# 6  
Old 06-25-2002
Does this involve cron at all?
# 7  
Old 06-26-2002
No this is not using cron.

The ownership of the files is
-rw-rw-r-- 1 infdvlpap other

and I have a different account approd trying to remove these files.

Does the infdvlpap account that owns the files and the approd account trying to remove the files have to have the same Group ID?

id infdvlpap
gid=1(other) groups=1(other).

id approd
gid=101(dba) groups=101(dba),1(other),201(appworx),301(prod)

Smilie
 

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