troubleshooting Question

Clarifying a simple telnet/ssh script

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Rowby GorenFlag for United States of America asked on
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I don't do shh much :).   Today I got some instructions to do a command to adjust permissions.  Below is their instructions, with some key directories changed for obvious  privacy and security reasons.

Here is how you can reset the ownership of files created by apache, so you can delete them.

ssh to the server and

$ sudo <path>

where <path> will be:

/www/foobar/docroot/oranges OR, (for everything)

This script makes EVERY file writeable by both human and machine 

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When I telnet/ssh in I see a screen that already starts with the $ sign. (Specifically

[rowby@foobar ~]$ 

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 Do I repeat that $ sign?

And do I put a space before the /www/foobar/docroot/oranges OR

In other words, can someone give me the EXACT command, including the path, to type into the dialog box in order to get it to work.

I hope I have given you enough info!


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