AIX user unable to execute an executable file it owns, but root can.

Posted on 2005-04-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
installed as system user.
system user owns file system and all files with in it.
execute execuatable i get OSSysPreInint failed
If i login in as root, i can execute the file.
it sems that root has permissions on a root file that usr does not.
Please help!! on customer site!!
Question by:minorwake
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yuzh earned 1000 total points
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Could you please ckeck the files permissions to make sure the user has
"x" (execution permission), do a

ls -al filename
to verify the file permisions, if it is wrong use "chmod" to change the permission
and "chown" to change the ownership.

man chmod
man chown

to learn more details.

If you still have trouble, please post the output of:
ls -al filename

and the user loginname you want to run the file.

PS: You can get better response if you post this question in the Unix TA:

      I can move help you to move the question if you like.
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wesly_chen earned 1000 total points
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chmod a+x <the executeable file>
Should do the trick for you.

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