copying files to a directory using symbolic link in linux
From: R Padala (ctspsr_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 16 Nov 2005 07:12:35 -0800
We are using Red Hat linux on our server.
I am trying copy files from the temporary directory /tmp to another
The user id that is trying to copy the files has read access to the
source directory( /tmp directory) and full read write permissions on
the destination directory ( the messages directory in the chain
/applications/financials/modules/purchasing/messages). However the user
id doesn't have permissions to the parent directories of the
destination directory (parent directories of messages directory).
Is there any way to copy the files into this
(/applications/financials/modules/purchasing/messages) directory from
/tmp directory by using a symbolic link for this directory created
under /tmp directory?
In windows environment, you can create a share for a sub directory and
give read/write permissions to a user although the user doesn't have
access permissions on the parent directories. Is there an equivalent
way of doing this in linux?
Thanks in advance,