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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   Why is chmod not permtted?
Date:   2002-03-25 15:55:38
From:   beanie
On page 1 of Part 2: I am stopped at the chmod line:

cd /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables
chmod 755 test-cgi

Using the Terminal command line the directory is set but the chmod yields:
chmod: test-cgi: Operation not permitted

I have confirmed that a file, test-cgi, actually resides in the directory, CGI-Executables. My command line looks like this:
[localhost:/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables] beanie% chmod 755 test-cgi

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  • Why is chmod not permtted?
    2002-03-28 08:40:03  indigo [View]

    I have the same problem...

    Is it because my user is not allowed to perform this kind of operations? How to resolve this issue?

  • Why is chmod not permtted?
    2002-03-27 16:40:43  beanie [View]

    I'm getting desperate. I am the sole user. How can I get permission to set priveleges for file, test-cgi?
    • Why is chmod not permtted?
      2002-03-28 10:58:55  flackery [View]

      I had this problem and found the answer in the a reply to the post called: "Still cannot access problems accessing"
      • Why is chmod not permtted?
        2002-03-28 12:37:59  beanie [View]

        Thank you flackery. "sudo chmod 755 test-cgi" responded with a new prompt and "" brought up some information but not "gobs of it".