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permissions problem with unlink()

I am having trouble getting unlink() to work on my local machine
(win 2000, Apache, php 4.2.2)

when I invoke unlink() in order to change a file name during
a 'picture edit' change from a form upload on my local machine using simple
stuff like:

<?php

if(file_exists($new_file_name)){

unlink($new_file_name);
}

if($new_pic){rename($old_file_name,$new_file_name) ;}

}

?>

I get:

Warning: unlink() failed (Permission denied) in
C:\FoxServ\www\content\do_page_content.php on line 161

this doesn't happen with my online set-up so I am pretty sure it's a
permissions issue (and the error message says so!)

I have looked at and checked the permissions on all the relevant folders via
win 2000 settings, allowing full read/write to 'everyone' etc.
but it makes no difference. Maybe I'm not setting them correctly? help
appreciated.
Jul 17 '05 #1
1 2575
oops, sorted this out - I had a problem with naming the file
earlier in the script which when sorted didn't create this problem.
classic example of taking an error message too literally and looking in the
wrong place.

"Chamomile" <ne********@chamomile.co.uk> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews0.news.legend.net.uk...
I am having trouble getting unlink() to work on my local machine
(win 2000, Apache, php 4.2.2)

when I invoke unlink() in order to change a file name during
a 'picture edit' change from a form upload on my local machine using simple stuff like:

<?php

if(file_exists($new_file_name)){

unlink($new_file_name);
}

if($new_pic){rename($old_file_name,$new_file_name) ;}

}

?>

I get:

Warning: unlink() failed (Permission denied) in
C:\FoxServ\www\content\do_page_content.php on line 161

this doesn't happen with my online set-up so I am pretty sure it's a
permissions issue (and the error message says so!)

I have looked at and checked the permissions on all the relevant folders via win 2000 settings, allowing full read/write to 'everyone' etc.
but it makes no difference. Maybe I'm not setting them correctly? help
appreciated.

Jul 17 '05 #2

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