Permissions issue XFCE remove desktop items
I'm on Debian.
It is impossible to delete items on my desktop via Thunar, a terminal or right-clicking. I want to understand the problem before brute-forcing it.
The permissions for all files on the desktop look like this: -rw-r--r-- 1 usrname usrname.
No group write permissions. Is that a problem? Why so? And then why is it configured like that? (Was it probably something I did myself? :-X )
The permissions for the folder itself look like this: dr-xr-xr-x 4 usrname usrname.
Beginner explanation appreciated.
I suspect the problem is the lack of write permission on the Desktop dir. Here is what mine looks like, I can delete icons in the folder at will.
It was indeed the permissions of the directory. Also it is very likely something I had done myself. (In fact I have restored it so nobody saves anything on the desktop.) I still don't understand the difference between user and group, but I guess that is out of the scope of this question.
For those who are clueless:
chmod u+w Desktop
chmod u-w Desktop
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