• Cannot edit or delete user

    From Derrick Reed@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 9 06:58:22 2022
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the file does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

    Thanks.
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  • From Derrick Reed@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 9 07:05:41 2022
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:58:23 AM UTC-4, Derrick Reed wrote:
    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the file does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

    Thanks.

    Well, I gave full permissions to 'Everyone' for all d:\sbbs files/folders and that seemed to fix it, so I guess it was not the forward slash.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Derrick Reed on Fri Sep 9 13:08:07 2022
    Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Derrick Reed to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 09 2022 08:58 am

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the file does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

    No, the forward slash is not a problem. What program are you using to try and edit or delete a user and what version of that program?
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  • From Derrick Reed@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 9 14:11:32 2022
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 6:08:11 PM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: Derrick Reed
    Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Derrick Reed to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 09 2022 08:58 am

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the
    file does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
    No, the forward slash is not a problem. What program are you using to try and edit or delete a user and what version of that program?
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #95:
    Synchronet v3.15b was released in October of 2011 (5 years after v3.14a) Norco, CA WX: 81.6øF, 58.0% humidity, 7 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19c-Linux NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    I was using the Synchronet Control Panel. Then I selected List Users from the menu and went from there.
    In the meantime, I gave full permissions to 'Everyone' for all d:\sbbs files/folders and that seemed to fix it! This install was zipped and copied over from an install on another system so I’m not surprised it ended up being a permissions problem. The reason I copied over the install from the other system is that I could not for the life of me figure out how to export/import all of my File Area files and I didn't want to go through the tedium of using the addfiles utility one-by-one to recreate what I had in my old install.
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  • From Charles Blackburn@VERT/FBOBBS to Derrick Reed on Fri Sep 9 19:12:25 2022
    Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Derrick Reed to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 09 2022 08:58:22

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the file
    does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

    yes... if you're not on a posix style system, then you would probably have to edit the script to change it.
    Charles Blackburn
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Derrick Reed on Sat Sep 10 11:44:35 2022
    Re: Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Derrick Reed to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 09 2022 04:11 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 6:08:11 PM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: Derrick Reed
    Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Derrick Reed to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Sep 09 2022 08:58 am

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello. Trying to edit or delete a user results in this error:

    'Cannot open file d:\sbbs\data\user/user.dat'

    I'm guessing that forward slash has something to do with the problem, as the
    file does exist. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
    No, the forward slash is not a problem. What program are you using to try and edit or delete a user and what version of that program?
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #95:
    Synchronet v3.15b was released in October of 2011 (5 years after v3.14a) Norco, CA WX: 81.6F, 58.0% humidity, 7 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19c-Linux NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    I was using the Synchronet Control Panel. Then I selected List Users from the menu and went from there.

    Okay, that executes useredit.exe. I'm guessing the latest version. The reason I asked is because there are multiple Synchronet user editors and methods to delete a user account.

    In the meantime, I gave full permissions to 'Everyone' for all d:\sbbs files/folders and that seemed to fix it! This install was zipped and copied over from an install on another system so I'm not surprised it ended up being a permissions problem. The reason I copied over the install from the other system is that I could not for the life of me figure out how to export/import all of my File Area files and I didn't want to go through the tedium of using the addfiles utility one-by-one to recreate what I had in my old install.

    Makes fine sense.
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Charles Blackburn on Sat Sep 10 12:32:31 2022
    On 9/9/22 19:12, Charles Blackburn wrote:

    yes... if you're not on a posix style system, then you would
    probably have to edit the script to change it.

    Windows can generally use forward slashes programmatically
    interchangeably with back-slashes.

    The only real difference is auto-complete on tab in a command prompt.

    It's often easier to just normalize on forward slashes in code for that
    matter if you're working on something that works on Windows and other environments...
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  • From Charles Blackburn@VERT/FBOBBS to Tracker1 on Sun Sep 11 04:38:42 2022
    Re: Re: Cannot edit or delete user
    By: Tracker1 to Charles Blackburn on Sat Sep 10 2022 14:32:31

    It's often easier to just normalize on forward slashes in code for that matter if you're working on something that works on Windows and other environments...

    oh yea for sure, but then i rarely program on windows any more lol most of my stuff is python or perl scripting nowadays
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