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Hello All, I recently downloaded and installed XAMPP for Linux. I extracted the files like this: tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.5.5a.tar.gz -C /opt as it said to on the XAMPP site. I ...
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    Cannot save to opt/lampp/htdocs OR /bin


    Hello All,

    I recently downloaded and installed XAMPP for Linux.

    I extracted the files like this:

    tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.5.5a.tar.gz -C /opt

    as it said to on the XAMPP site.

    I am able to get Apache up and running.

    My problem occurs when I try to save files to the htdocs folder. I've used XAMPP in windows and I know that to run files on the webserver, they have to be saved in htdocs. So I'm assuming the same goes for XAMPP on Linux.

    I get this message when trying to save a simple "hello world" php file with an echo statement:

    "Could not save the file "/opt/lampp/htdocs/hello.php"

    I thought it was a priviledges thing so I think I made sure that I was logged in as the superuser by typing "su" in the terminal and entering my password. I'm the only user. Am I still not logged on as the "root" or "superuser"?

    So I basically need to find out why I can't save to the htdocs folder.

    Thank You in advance,

    rakesh2.

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    It looks like I had to do a chmod on the folder I needed to 777.

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