navigating between html & php

Ian Lord mailing-lists at
Wed Jan 25 13:21:16 PST 2006

Php is running as a apache mopdule I guess...

So apache will need write access to the folder you are trying to write into...

Just try to make your directory writable by the "www" user to check 
if this is your problem..

To do so, do into the directory your script is trying to write into

and do something like

"chown www:wheel ."
"chmod 770 ."

or something like that depending on your need...

see "man chown"
and man "chmod"
if you are not too sure what you need...

It might be something else that prevents you to write in your 
directory (ie safe mode in php.conf) but without looking at your 
code, it might be a good place to start with...

At 14:17 2006-01-25, fbsd_user wrote:
>Hello list.
>I am running FreeBSD 6.0/apache 1.3.33_2/php 4.4.0/mysql 4.0.25.
>I am beginner in coding php. In past only added php code to
>count visitors to home page.
>Now I want to build application to host user
>web site as directory on my server.
>I want to use native html as much as possible in what is
>seen by user's browser and keep the real functional php code
>in a common file on my server so it does get seen by anyone.
>At this point I am just creating the navigation base code to
>implement this concept. Below is listed 2 files.
>page1.php is the native html page1 passing a form to the
>common main.php code workhorse. The idea is main.php will
>receive the form from page1.php and process the make dir
>and then return to the page1.php to show any errors or
>goto page2.php if make dir worked.
>In main.php the line to check the dir_name for 0-9 a-z
>gives error and I don't know what is wrong.
>Also I can not find any function in php manual to
>(goto or branch to) the native html page I want.
>Is what I am trying to do legal?
>Is there a better way to do this?
>Thanks in advance.
>Setup your personal website by first chooseing your 8 character website name.
>Web Name:
><?php if($dir_error == "yes") {print ($dir_error_msg);} ?>
>// this is the main work hourse php script the performs all the
>functions of this application
>$today = date("Y/m/d");         // in yyyymmdd format
>$directory = (DOCUMENT_ROOT);   // home dir of server files
>usr/local/www/data from global var
>$user_ip_addr = (REMOTE_ADDR);  // ip address of user viewing this
>page  global var
>$dir_error = "";                // set to null
>//[[:alnum:]]  matches any letter or digit (can also be expressed as
>[a-z0-9] )
>if($_POST['action'] = "dir_add") {
>    $newdir = $_POST['dir_name'];
>    if(eregi("[[:alnum:]]", $directory$newdir)) {
>          if(file_exists("$directory$newdir")) {
>          $dir_error = "yes";
>          $dir_error_msg = "Your web site name is not available, try
>a different one";
>          goto("page1.php");   // return to page1 and display error
>          }
>       else
>          {
>           mkdir("$directory$newdir", 0707);
>           goto("page2.php");   // return to page1 and display error
>          }
>  else;
>    {
>    $dir_error = "yes";
>    $dir_error_msg = "Enter alphanumaric content only, Try again";
>    goto("page1.php");
>     }
>// notice following is all comments.
>/* if($_POST['action'] = "user_signup_infor_add") { add code here
>later }
>    add as flat file to dir "users"
>  if($_POST['action'] = "user_wedpage_infor_add") { add code here
>later }
>  add as flat file in user created dir from above
>if($_POST['action'] = "user_webpage_infor_display") { add code here
>later }
>  pass text wysiwyg to native html page
>if($_POST['action'] = "user_webpage_infor_edit") { add code here
>later }
>take returned text data ad replace content of flat web page file */
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