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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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1.  Managing Terminals and Modems (Overview)

2.  Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks)

3.  Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks)

4.  Managing System Resources (Overview)

5.  Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

6.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

7.  Managing UFS Quotas (Tasks)

8.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

9.  Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

10.  System Accounting (Reference)

11.  Managing System Performance (Overview)

12.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

13.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Software Problems (Overview)

15.  Managing System Messages

16.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

Solving Problems With Search Paths (Command not found)

How to Diagnose and Correct Search Path Problems

Solving File Access Problems

Changing File and Group Ownerships

Recognizing Problems With Network Access

20.  Resolving UFS File System Inconsistencies (Tasks)

21.  Troubleshooting Software Package Problems (Tasks)


Chapter 19

Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

This chapter provides information on resolving file access problems such as those related to incorrect permissions and search paths.

This is a list of troubleshooting topics in this chapter.

Users frequently experience problems, and call on a system administrator for help, because they cannot access a program, a file, or a directory that they could previously use.

Whenever you encounter such a problem, investigate one of three areas:

This chapter briefly describes how to recognize problems in each of these three areas and suggests possible solutions.