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Old 03-25-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Trying to change file permissions for World of warcraft so i can play under debian.


I know i am supposed to use chmod, but nowhere i have read really explains HOW you type the command for a simple file. so far from what i have gathered you type "chmod" the numerical value, and then the file or folder. yet it says the folder does not exist. please help
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Can you explain what you mean, and show us what you are doing exactly?
Here are two examples:
Code:
chmod +x file.sh
chmod 666 file2.sh
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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yet it says the folder does not exist. please help
Type ls from the same location from where you are typing chmod and see if the folder in question is shown there?
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
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Ok i typed in chmod 666 "world of warcraft" said no such file or directory. so i go thru multiple CD commands and get into my external hard drive. I try the chmod 666 "World of Warcraft" again...and again am treated to the no such file or directory error.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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Ok, what I posted before is just an EXAMPLE. I guess we are going to have fun then with this..... I take it you are following a guide. Can you please give me the link of the guide you are following?
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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ls shows the folder is there. and this is the one i tried to follow....but again not very helpful. http://catcode.com/teachmod/
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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chmod 666 "world of warcraft"

I think it should be without quotes. Secondly when you type worl press TAB and let the bash complete it.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:51 PM   #8
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ls shows the folder is there. and this is the one i tried to follow....but again not very helpful. http://catcode.com/teachmod/
Wow.... I was talking about the guide to install WOW.

And for files and folders within Linux with space, they need to be delimited with the backslash (\).
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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And do me a favor - Please stick to one thread. I reported the other thread you just created about the same problem. One problem = One thread. Thanks for understanding,

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #10
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the other thread was because i thought you could change the file permissions via the properties button. I just found out a few hours ago i have to use chmod and forgot to get rid of the other thread. meant to mark it as solved. this one was for chmod. and im not using a guide to install wow. i read the error message it gave me. googled how to change the file permissions, found i needed to use chmod. and then brick walled. and as for the slash, i found a post on here (cuz i couldn's get to my external which is called My Book) that said for files and folders w spaces you enclose them in quotation marks. and it worked...i can get as far as reaching the WoW and External folders..but thats as far as i can get
 
Old 03-25-2011, 01:04 PM   #11
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chmod 666 "world of warcraft"

I think it should be without quotes. Secondly when you type worl press TAB and let the bash complete it.
Tab doesn't seem to do anything and without quotes i get the "no such file or directory error
 
Old 03-25-2011, 01:35 PM   #12
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Ok, post the command you are using that is failing.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #13
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ok the first image is the error message i get and the second is the command i used...and am still getting the error message after doing
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #14
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You are running this from an external drive.
Mount the drive with read/write permissions.

Kind regards
 
Old 03-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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the thing auto mounts when i plug it in. I don't know how to mount with different permissions.
 
  


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