hi mike ... actually, this was my first mistake ... i received this chmod error because i entered the command into the unix terminal window using osx.
i tried later to change the permissions using php (a script), but was unable to do so: $chg = chmod ("photos", 0777); error message ==> chmod failed: Operation not permitted in /Library/WebServer/Documents/browsin/copy.ph i'll try using the full path ... thx jeremy > i just tried a test and it works on MacOS X. even with the space between > 'chmod' and '('. > > what platform are you on? is this a standalone script/app or from a web > page? can you perform the chmod from the command-line? what is the entire > error message? > > also, the error doesn't really suggest this, but have you tried using the > full path? > > on 2/7/02 8:07 AM, jeremy rotsztain at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > >> hello, >> >> i'm attempting to copy a file from its original location to a new folder ... >> >> $oldfile = "files/adamsCampbells.swf"; >> $newfile = "photos/adamsCampbells.swf"; >> >> $test = copy($oldfile, $newfile); >> >> however, in doing so, i'm encountering some problems: >> >> Warning: Unable to create 'adamsCampbells.swf': Permission denied >> >> i've been trying to change permissions so that i can copy the file, but i'm >> encountering some errors >> >> chmod ("files", 0777); >> Badly placed ()'s. >> >> does anybody recognize any problems with my approach or have any advice? >> >> dnke, >> >> jeremy >> >> >> >> > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php