Local server (XAMPP) has weird permissions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mitya33, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. mitya33 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012

    I just installed a local server, XAMPP, but for some reason the htdocs folder (i.e. where all your site files go) is in lock-down, so if I want to rename a file or delete one from there, I get prompted for my laptop's admin password.

    This clearly shouldn't be the case; this folder needs to allow the free manipulation of files, both by me manually and by scripts.

    I never had this issue before - only since reinstalling XAMPP on Mountain Lion.

    I can't seem to see anything in "Get info" that would allow me to tweak this. Anyone got any thoughts? Is it because the folder lives under Applications? (This is the default installation location).

    Thanks in advance
  2. Barna Biro, Oct 17, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012

    Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    If I'm not mistaking ( I'm not using XAMPP, I'm always installing stuff manually ), then it depends on where you have installed it. Make sure it's not installed inside some special system folder that might need permission for changes.

    I always install my tools in a folder called "Installed" ( created by me of course ) on top level.
    Example: cd /Installed/Tomcat or cd /Installed/Maven/apache-maven-3.0.4

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