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From "Robert Bram" <>
Subject [users@httpd] permissions on command in script
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 01:59:47 GMT

Hi All,

I am using Windows Apache HTTP Server 2.0.55 with Cygwin on XP.

I am trying to run the following bash script in my C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\cgi-bin

echo -e "Content-type: text/html\n\n"
searchResult=`su rbram -c "grep 'search term' //udportweb01/etech/eEmployment.log"`
echo "grep result: $searchResult"

When I run it, I get the following in error.log:

[Fri Oct 06 11:55:13 2006] [error] [client] grep: //udportweb01/etech/eEmployment.log:
Permission denied, referer: http://localhost/searchLogs/logSearchScripts.html

However, I can run the command
su rbram -c "grep 'search term' //udportweb01/etech/eEmployment.log"
from Cygwin and it works.

Is there any way I can get Apache to run this command with the full permissions I have?

Kind Regards,


Robert Mark Bram
Portal Analyst Programmer
 IT AD&S Portal Competency Centre - Development Team
Coles Myer Ltd 745 Springvale Road, Mulgrave
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