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Perhaps not understanding the OS X permissions model

In the log for the httpd:

[Wed Mar 23 09:18:07 2011] [error] [client ::1] (13)Permission denied: mod_rewrite: can't access text RewriteMap file /Users/benson/x/btweb/web_2_0/resources/metadata/us-redirct-map.txt

ls -l /Users/benson/x/btweb/web_2_0/resources/metadata/us-redirct-map.txt
-rwxrwxrwx  1 benson  staff  74542 Mar 22 20:05 /Users/benson/x/btweb/web_2_0/resources/metadata/us-redirct-map.txt

So, the mode is 0777, everyone has access, but the httpd gets 'Permission denied'.

Using the finder and GetInfo I see that everyone has full access. What am I missing?

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This question is more suited for ServerFault. Voting to close. –  Loïc Wolff Mar 23 '11 at 13:24
It's completely osx specific, but have it your way. Is there a migration? –  bmargulies Mar 23 '11 at 13:31

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This is probably caused by the directories further up the tree (namely /Users/benson/) not having the execute bit set.


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