Commands May Mysteriously Fail With Permission Related Errors.
Last updated on DECEMBER 15, 2015
Applies to:Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
Commands may mysteriously fail with permission related errors even though the mode, owner and group of the current directory and permissions appear to be correct.
Typical messages seen at a user level are:
pwd: cannot determine current directory!
ls -alt: ./..: Permission denied
find: cannot open .: Permission denied
df: cannot canonicalize .: Permission denied
df: (.. ) not a block device, directory or mounted resource
rm: cannot determine if this is an ancestor of the current working directory
This problem usually shows up for non-root users when trying to access some mounted filesystem (not the root directory)
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