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File access from CentOS new HDD by web user

I am using Centos 6.3 final and Apache 2.2.15. I recently installed a new HDD and created a symlink within my website's root directory so that my script can write big files to it and uses can access ...
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Apache acting strange on symlinks [duplicate]

I have a VPS with CentOS and I'm facing a very strange behavior by Apache webserver. I started this server with 50GB of disk space and soon I ran out of space so I asked maintenance department and ...
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delete empty file link

I accidently made a link and can't delete that: big:~# ls -al total 88 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 28 18:10 -> /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem drwx------ 8 root root 4096 May 29 01:45 . ...
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Mount --bind versus symlinks

Linux server /www/website directory is my html directory Want users to ftp to /user/website/public_html directory which is chrooted and limited to ftp only access I currently accomplish this via ...
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How to rsync symlinks and their referents but preserving the links

I have the following filestructure in my src directory: en/ en/a/ en/a/file1 -> ../../en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a en/a/file2 -> ../../en/mp3/file2-longer-name-a en/mp3/file1-longer-name-a en/mp3/...
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Relative symlink within a symlinked directory

I have an installed application in /home/appuser/app/ In that directory there is a separate directory confs for the config files, which is symlinked to ../app-confs, like so: lrwxrwxrwx 1 appuser ...
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Nginx doesn't follow symlink properly

I'm trying to automate my deployment process and I'm having this strange issue. Every new version of my web app is placed in /var/www/releases/{timestamp}. After I execute git clone into that ...
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Can you make the /vz directory a symlink?

I have a OpenVZ VPS server with a 500GB hard drive and 240GB SSD. I'd like to have each VM's files stored on the SSD. Can I make their directory within /vz symlink to a directory on the SSD? There ...
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Why doesn't ls -la show that current directory is symlink?

This is more of a curiosity, but I noticed /etc/httpd/logs is symlinked to /var/log/httpd, but when I am inside of /etc/httpd/logs and I do ls -la I see: drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Mar 21 14:58 . ...
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Windows Server 2008 and Directory Symlinks

I have a shared Directory on my TeamCity Server, C:\Work which is about 9 GB and I want to move it to a separate Disk E:. When I copy the C:\Work to E:\Work and do mklink /D to make a symlink, the ...
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Kickstart Installation from USB

My goal is to install Oracle Linux 6.3 from USB. My problem is when I copy DVD media to USB. The symlink file repodata is unable to create because the file system is FAT/FAT32. Below is the symlink ...
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Creating a merge of two directories using symlink on Windows

Is it possible to combine two separate directories into the same place on Windows using symbolic links? Something like this: mklink /J c:\Merged c:\Data\Dir1 mklink /J c:\Merged c:\Data\Dir2 Which ...
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VirtualBox: issue with symlinks in shared folders [closed]

Some time ago there was a thread to exact the same problem: Can't create symlinks in virtualbox shared folders. Now it's closed (why?). So I start a new one, because I've got this issue now and cannot ...
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Security of symlink to directory outside webroot set to 777?

I have a few websites that use the same cached weather reports so I wanted them all in the same folder. It seemed the most logical way to do this would be to but this folder outside of the webroot. It ...
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VMWare/Ubuntu development stack with symlink to Windows 7

I would like to use a vm ubuntu installation as my testing environment, but to ease workflow, I have symlinked /var/www to a windows share. Everything looks good when browsing files and the owner and ...
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Symlink - Permission Denied

I'm facing an interesting problem with plenty of Permission Denied outputs when using SymLinks Linux: Slackware 13.1 Directory with Symlink: root@Tower:/var/lib# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 8 root ...
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Does soft link affects xml parsing and database process

I have a php code that does an xml parsing and inserts data into the mysql database. The code can process one xml file in an average of 18 minutes. Since I will be having lots of xml files and ...
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Linux Shell - How to copy directory without symlink

I would like to get everything inside one directory. How can I copy entire directory (that originally contains files and symlinks) to a new directory that should contains all files but no symlink?? ...
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Get directory of a symlinked script

I have to determine the directory of a script which is symlinked. /usr/local/src/myscript/myscript.sh /usr/local/bin/myscript.sh (Symlink to the one above) A cronjob executes /usr/local/bin/...
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rsync invocation to replace symlinks pointing to source?

Currently I'm moving a big filesystem to a new server as the original fileserver is no longer able to handle the filesystem writes. To make this quick I made symlinks at the target filesystem ...
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pure-ftpd symlink not working

I've got a setup where pure-ftpd is allowing symlink. what works /var/www/some_website/symlink_to_logs works and resolves to /var/log/some_website_logs/ (this is to show that symlinks are allowed ...
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Getting 403 on apache with php on fedora 17

I put the projects on ~/public_html/project and create a soft-link in /var/www/html/project which point to ~/public_html/project. my /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf is shown below ServerRoot "/etc/httpd" ...
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SFTP: file symlinks in a jailed (chrooted) directory

I'm trying to set up sftp so that a few trusted people can access/edit/create some files. I have jailed a user into their home directory (/home/name) but have run into a problem. I want for them to ...
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MySQL Not Reading Symlinks for Options Files my.cnf

I'm running MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu. There is a my.cnf file in /etc/mysql/ where I would expect it to be. - Great! For debian installations of mysql it is recommended that you do not edit the my.cnf ...
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Office 2010 documents via Windows 7 symlinks on network share very slow in comparison to network path access

Client: Windows 7 Premium, Office 2010 Pro Plus, both fully patched. Server: Samba 3.5.10 on CentOS6 (SELinux enabled), Shadow copies enabled. Link speed: 1MBps. As Windows 7 doesn't like me to use ...
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Permissions within Windows symlink to a Samba share

I have a Samba shared folder on an Ubuntu box which I can access from my Windows 7 PC and within which, as a non-administrator Windows user, can create and update files and folders. However, when I ...
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How to secure Apache for shared hosting environment? (chrooting, avoid symlinking…)

I'm having problems dealing with Apache configuration: the problem is that I want to limit each user to his own docroot (so, a chroot() would be what I'm looking for), but: Mod_chroot works only ...
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Server symlink doesn't map in URL

I have a symlink in my main htdocs directory /home/www/example.com/htdocs: index.php cms (symlink) lrwxrwxrwx 1 apache myuser 32 May 22 15:33 cms -> /home/www/xyz-cms/https/cms/ However, ...
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How do I rearange a file tree and then export it over NFS?

I've got a backup server that stores incremental backups in a tree like this: /backups hourly.0 server 1 server 2 hourly.1 server 1 server 2 hourly.2 ...
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Two website accounts on linux VPS sharing common files/directories via symlinks [closed]

I have two eCommerce sites currently on two different shared hosting platforms. The sites sell music digital downloads. They both sell the same music. I would like to move them to a VPS, and I would ...
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What performance issues are there with using symlinks for your Apache docroot

I tried to find an existing question for this already, but couldn't find a good match. As part of my deploy process for my public facing sites, I am using symlinks to swap between versions of the web ...
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Software or script to find source of recursion/loop in directory?

As per title. I've noticed du and find commands can never finish but directory structure is very complex to search for loops etc by hand. I suspect there is one wrongly placed symlink there. Is there ...
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Dreamweaver not recognizing symbolic link as directory

I have this directory drwxrwxr-x 6 awdfiles pasgroup 4096 Jan 31 17:20 awdfiles Which I want to access via another FTP connection. The user is part of the pasgroup ...
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How to find any symbolic links that point outside a given folder tree?

I have a bunch of folders/files that are 10+ levels deep. How can I find any symbolic links that point outside this folder tree? I tried find -type l but this returns all soft links... even ...
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Apache 403'ing on symlinks created by root but not symlinks created by normal user

Like the title said, for some reason I am getting a 403 when apache tries to follow a symlink created by the root user. For example: This works lrwxrwxrwx 1 repxadmin psacln 15 Jan 25 02:09 ...
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Create link with right owner / group

I have a git-daemon accessed through ssh. All repositories are in /srv/git. I have some other projects saved on a exfat disk, so I want to create a symbolic link from that disk to /srv/git. For ...
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rsync to adapt links that have absolute paths to the location at destination

Would it be possible with rsync to adapt the absolute, symbolic links to a new location at the destination? Test case Imagine I have a link pointing to a file like this: /usera/files/common/...
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Drupal File System

In order to try & improve load time , I'm thinking of creating a specific subdomain for the files folder in a Drupal site. Further improvement could be for instance to have that specific subdomain ...
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What's the best way to atomically add files to a web directory?

So I have a strange question, but I'm working on a script to deploy a PHP codebase and want to see if something like this is possible: I have a directory that Apache uses as a DocumentRoot: /home/...
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Are relative-path symlinks reliable on Rackspace Cloud Sites?

Rackspace's Cloud Sites have a lot of stupid limitations. For example, no SSH (in or out), no shell, no RSYNC, etc... (even through cron). Recently I learned that you can't reliably use symlinks in ...
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Is it an unsafe practice to symlink /etc conf files?

To manage the configuration of a server, I keep some configuration flies (located in /etc) under version control (in the home folder) and then symlink to them from their /etc locations: /etc/someprog/...
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Trying to understand symlink behavior with vsftpd

I recently moved my website to a CentOS 6 VPS (from a HyperVM-enabled CentOS 5 VPS). I set up vsftpd to handle our FTP needs. I created a local user for everyone who needs to use the FTP. For my ...
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How do I do a bind mount over a symlink?

I have a symlink: /test Which is pointing at a directory: /source I want to do a bind mount to mount /new over /test mount -o bind /new /test However this binds /new over /source (with /test ...
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nginx serve the latest download

on a website I host I have a nginx set up as http server mainly for static content. Some content that gets serverd actually are software downloads (setup.exe stuff). What i want to do is somehow get ...
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How do I see and delete an 'invisible / orhpaned' symbolic link?

There seems to be an invisible symbolic link on my system. First, I go to the /var/www directory and it shows nothing: # var/www# ls -la total 0 Next, I create a symbolic link and it is created ...
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Apache2 on Ubuntu 11.04 - New Virtual Host 403 Forbidden Error

I receive the following error when trying to access a new virtual host: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.2.17 (Ubuntu) Server at www.local.ttr Port ...
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Symlink gitolite user directory to Apache sites-available

I have a gitolite development server and I'm trying to automate creation of new virtualhosts. I figured rather than try to have the gitolite user (non root) create new config files in /etc/apache2/...
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Absolute symlink-resolving pwd

I'm sitting in front of a Linux shell. I want to do something like pwd, except I want an absolute answer, i.e. I want any symlinks to be resolved to their true path. How can I do that?
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Shared Cygwin Install

I'm attempting to set up OpenSSH on a bunch of Windows Server 2003 machines in an automated fashion. My goal is to be able to do so using a single version of Cygwin installed on a network drive ...
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Performance & Security Factors of Symbolic Links

I am thinking about rolling out a very stripped down version of release management for some PHP apps I have running. Essentially the plan is to store each release in /home/release/1.x etc (exported ...