Thanks folks - persistence pays off and so does group discussions . I had chmodded the uploads directory to 777 but it was within the public_html directory with different file permissions so I guess public_html permissions were taking presidence. After reading all of your suggestions... a little light turned on and I moved the uploads directory outside of the public-html directory and Volia!

Uploading file...
File uploaded successfully

Preview of uploaded file contents:
THIS IS A TEST.........

Thanks Again.
Anyone using a Macintosh with MySql? That is my next goal.

On Monday, January 6, 2003, at 01:16 AM, Steve Khou wrote:

It looks like a directory-write error.  Try chmodding the uploads
directory to 777.

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Keith Tew [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 8:41 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] Flat File Upload..HELP!

I know this is not technically a DB question but thought someone may
able to help with this. I have tried everything I could think of to
this script work but I keep getting the error message below. I've even
changed the permissions on the files and the folders affected to
full read,write execute priviledges to all users ...but still no luck.
I'm not sure if it is a server (apache on linux)  permission issue or
it is a typo in the script or a file path issue. ANY HELP would be
greatly appreciated.  I've also included the script below in the event
the mistake is in the script

Thanks in Advance


Uploading file...

Warning: Unable to create
'/home/design/public_html/uploads/fbcnews.txt': Permission denied in
/home/design/public_html/uploads/upload1.php on line 35
Problem: Could not move file into directory


<h1>Uploading file...</h1>
   // $userfile is where file went on webserver
   // $userfile_name is original file name
   // $userfile_size is size in bytes
   // $userfile_type is mime type e.g. image/gif

/*  echo "Variables are:<br>";
   echo $userfile." ".$userfile_name." ".$userfile_size."

   if ($userfile=="none")
     echo "Problem: no file uploaded";

   if ($userfile_size==0)
     echo "Problem: uploaded file is zero length";

   if ($userfile_type != "text/plain")
     echo "Problem: file is not plain text";

   $upfile = "/home/design/public_html/uploads/".$userfile_name;

   if ( !copy($userfile, $upfile))
     echo "Problem: Could not move file into directory";

   echo "File uploaded successfully<br><br>";
   $fp = fopen($upfile, "r");
   $contents = fread ($fp, filesize ($upfile));
   fclose ($fp);

   $contents = strip_tags($contents);
   $fp = fopen($upfile, "w");
   fwrite($fp, $contents);

   echo "Preview of uploaded file contents:<br><hr>";
   echo $contents;
   echo "<br><hr>";


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