[Qgis-user] administrator rights and writing permission
sherman at mrcc.com
Sat Nov 15 14:40:40 EST 2008
Patrick Giraudoux wrote:
> Dear Listers,
> Using GRASS/QGIS under Linux usually, I am using QGIS 0.11.0 Metis under
> Windows on a teaching purpose and meet a problem with the writing
> permission given by default. All the students and myself are working
> with limited accounts, the administrator account being used just for
> managing the computers (this practice is recommendable for security and
> even compulsory under UNIX).
> When I try to start a shell session in GRASS (grass tools), I get this
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/home': Permission denied sh: cd:
> /home/giraudoux: No such file or directory
> and then can work normally. I was not that much worried about that until
> I found that some GRASS functions (e.g. i.fusion.brovey)must write in
> the directory /home, of course unsuccessfully and thus fail. They can be
> used only if one has full rights on the computer including writing on
> the C:\Program Files directory (actually quite dodgy on a routine basis).
> My question(s): am I right with this ? If so, is there a way to specify
> a by default directory other than C: that could be used for writing
> (e.g. into another partition, or into e.g. the application data of the
> user) ?
> Thanks in advance for any hint,
Try setting the Windows HOME and/or HOMEDIR environment variable to
point to user-writable directory.
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