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Old 11-26-2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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Angry Can't Transfer Files


Greetings,

I am today a convert to Linux using SuSE 9.0. So far so good, I like what I see, but because of my lack of experience with this systems I am struggling to the most basic of things, ie. transfer files.

Everytime I try to move a file create a director etc I do not get permission with a response "telling me to cancel of skip".

Clearly I have not got the correct level of Security , How Do I Get It ?

Any Response will be well received.


Derek
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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Can you provide a little more info. Transfer files between which directories?
Are you a regular user or logged in as root?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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A Reply So Quickly,

I had a file on the Desktop and tried to copy it in the Share Directory, getting the Access Denied prompt, I am logged in as a user, if I need to log in at root how do I do that.

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Old 11-26-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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Exact directory please. Chances are, if it's not in your home directory, you're not allowed to write to it as a regular user.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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What is the share directory?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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If you look in the Linux Hard Drive (HDa) you will find a number of Directories (Folders in Windows-Speak), take a look in USR and you will find the Share Directory, inside that you will find folders relating to a number of devices, eg. Modems etc. I want to copy a file into that area (in my case the 'Speetouch' Directory). The system will not let me do it how can I overcome this.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 04:10 PM   #7
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If you're talking about the /usr/share folder, you probably can't write to it except as the root user (Administrator in Win-speak). Open a terminal-window (like the xterm program, or konsole, etc.... Try clicking 'Run Command', and enter 'konsole' to run konsole). This will have a command-line for you to type in. Type 'su -' to switch to the root user temporarily. Then you can copy whatever you want. But be careful, as root you can also ruin anything. Use the 'cp' command to copy:
cp [source] [destination]
Example:
cp /home/aaa/myfile /new/folder/myfile
 
Old 11-26-2003, 05:00 PM   #8
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Thanks to all,

Got there in the end.

Regards
Derek
 
Old 11-29-2003, 12:57 PM   #9
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Be aware that in some circumstances, permissions changed by su will reset themselves after re-boot. I asked this question months ago, and only recently found the first other person who had observed the same thing. Mine was on Drake 9.1, and it became apparent that no one was even trying it, just talking about it.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 01:41 PM   #10
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Yep, I found that out the hard way, I appreciate your thoughts, I agree with your comments.
 
  


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