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I have a ksh file which will download a zip file from the internet in the /tmp directory with name f.zip

Why do I get Permission denied?

$ ./downloadbcfi
Current name is /download.files.R1201BHtm.zip
/tmp/f.zip: Permissin denied

When I look at the permission on the /tmp directory everything is ok as below: enter image description here

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It could be because /tmp/f.zip already exists. –  Sjoerd Feb 15 '12 at 12:09
tried to run script as root? –  Oleg Mikheev Feb 15 '12 at 12:14
Is the shell really spelling "permission" wrong, or is this not an actual copy and paste? –  Wooble Feb 15 '12 at 12:18
You are right /tmp/f.zip already exists and i have not permission to write to it. thanks –  itro Feb 15 '12 at 13:21

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Use this command in command line tool

chmod 0777 /tmp/f.zip
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if you have ran your script as root and now as normal user. Then you may not have permission to read/write f.zip

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