Kebbel, John wrote:
> I was trying to write the output of a select statement to a tab-delimited text file.
> I could not write the file to a folder inside /var/www or to my home file because of
> permission problems. After a moment's reflection, I realized /tmp had stuff written to it
> all the time, so its permissions must be wide open. I tried writing the file to /tmp and
> it worked fine. Since you cannot write to an existing file, you cannot create the file in
> advance and set its permissions. What is the trick to getting the file to write
> successfully anywhere you want it to be written?
> This is the query I was using...
> mysql> select sched_students.id, firstName, lastName, grade, race, gender, dob,
> school, phone, program, hsMath, hsEnglish, hsScience, major, 9YBand, 9YChorus, 9YGifted,
> 9YTV, 9YROTC, 9YSpanishI, 9YSpanish2, 9YFrenchI, 9SAerobics, 9SArt, 9SBasketball, 9SDrama,
> 9SDriverEd1, 9SDriverEd2, 9SRecreation, 9STeamSports1, 9STeamSports2, 9SWeights
> into outfile '/tmp/srhs9.txt'
> from sched_students, SCHED_COURSES where (sched_students.id = SCHED_COURSES.id) and
> (grade = 8) order by lastname, firstname;
The user 'mysql' must have write permission in the target directory.
Gerald L. Clark
Supplier Systems Corporation