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7th April 2009, 22:15
I'm testing and trying ISPConfig

I created a client and a site.
Now I'm trying to play around.
FTP works fine. I can upload files to the site.
However, when I ssh to the server and try to close a file with vim I get:
E138: Can't write viminfo file /var/www/clients/client1/web2/.viminfo!

Looks like a permission problem.

7th April 2009, 22:32
Of course I get this error:
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 apr 7 23:08 web2

But all I tried was to setup a simple site for a testclient. He shouldn't get any errors, right?

Anyway, that client can even see the complete server:
$ cd /
$ ls
$ cd /var/www
$ ls


I guess I have to learn quite a lot. ISPConfig 3 looks like a nice but complicated piece of software.

8th April 2009, 12:25
You missed to enable jailkit for the user.

Transmaniacon MC
13th April 2013, 17:40
Rather than start a new thread, I found this one describing my problem exactly. I hope I behaved correctly.

I created site, I created FTP user and uploaded files, I created shell user and after editing and saving a file (using vi), I was greeted with:
E138: Can't write viminfo file /var/www/clients/client0/web3/.viminfo!
The file is in fact saved as edited, but I get the error message.

So I searched and found this thread. After logging off, enabling jailkit for the shell user in ISPCONFIG interface, and then logging in again, I see nothing when performing "ls". Therefore, I disable jailkit for the user, and after logging in again the user can see and edit the files again, but again with the error message.

What does this mean? Can I "fix" things so the shell user doesn't get this warning?

Thank you,