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No one is immune to stupidity... [May. 7th, 2008|04:38 pm]
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"So, why can't the automated process delete the file?"

"Why not? Hmm. Let's check the permissions on *every* account and/or group on both the file and the directory."

Oh, that's funny... that file I've been staring at for ten minutes has an "ar" showing next to it. A for the archive bit, R for...
the read only bit.

or for *RRRRRRRRRRG* I can't believe I didn't see that!
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2008-05-08 04:22 am (UTC)
"Arrrrrrrrrr(gh)" ... the most popular pirate swear word, suitable for all occasions.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-05-20 06:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I'd have to spell it aRRRRgh, and that just didn't look right :-).
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From: almmeta866
2008-05-08 09:27 pm (UTC)
If you want more just let me know.
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[User Picture]From: laurarey
2008-05-09 05:43 pm (UTC)
Heh. How about this one? I'm teaching a class in Dreamweaver this past week and have set up an account for a student on the company server so she can get the hang of moving files by ftp and viewing her sites on a live server.

Trouble is...damn pages won't show up. I struggle. I check permissions. I recreate her account. Nothing worked.

Lsst night she came back for another round of class and before she arrived David showed up to pick up the car keys. While he was here I explained what I was struggling with and he started laughing. "Eh?" I asked. His response, "Do you have the execute bit flipped on the directory?"

sigh. I've been bitten by this more than once. When will I learn?
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[User Picture]From: laurarey
2008-05-09 05:44 pm (UTC)
We've started using a posting heading (from one of Unixronin's postings) around our house now when things like this happen. "Teh Stupid...it Burns!"
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-05-20 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. And that one... it's so easy to forget the x on the directory, because it's different from x on a file.
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From: candaace75
2008-05-11 12:45 pm (UTC)
It sucks now!
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