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Re: Apache Browsing Error fixed

From: Andreas Kostyrka <andreas_at_kostyrka.org>
Date: 2004-03-05 19:17:38 CET

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 12:21:30PM -0500, Gayle, Sean wrote:
> Brian,
> Hmmph. That worked perfectly.
> Could you explain to me why the entire home dir needs to be a+rx as opposed
> to just the subversion repos directory (in my case 'svn') ?
Well, it doesn't need a+rx, but a+x is needed.
Execute rights on directories mean that the user/group/others are allowed
to search the directory.

mkdir test
touch test/a
touch test/b

chmod a-x test
ls -l test # should work
cat test/a # permission denied, because I'm not allowed to enter/search test.

So basically to be able to use some file, you need execute rights for all
directories above the file.


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