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Date:      24 Nov 1999 13:39:15 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
Subject:   Re: "Permission denied" in emacs, v3.2
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: "Boyd Mills"'s message of "Tue, 23 Nov 1999 12:05:32 -0500"
References:  <000001bf35d4$f464d150$>

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"Boyd Mills" <> writes:

> myname# emacs
> /bin/emacs: Permission denied.
> myname# cd /bin
> myname# ls

Ahem, as far as I know emacs is not supposed to be in the /bin tree.
What you're looking at is probably a shell script, which [guessing]
does not have the execute-bit set in it's permissions?

If that is not the case, an "ls -l /bin" script, along with some of that
"file /bin/emacs" output would certainly prove of enormous use in
sorting this out :)

Giorgos Keramidas, <>
"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." [Aristotle]

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