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Old 08-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
PapillonRus
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Drag and Drop


What is the command to enable drag and drop privileges in system folders? I don't want to have to log in as su or root and I understand the ramifications about root privileges and I know that you need root privileges. I would like to create a launcher which would allow me to drag and drop files between directories. Thanks, Darrell
 
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What is the command to enable drag and drop privileges in system folders? I don't want to have to log in as su or root and I understand the ramifications about root privileges and I know that you need root privileges. I would like to create a launcher which would allow me to drag and drop files between directories. Thanks, Darrell
The system folders are protected, and you need root-privileges to access them. The only other choice would be to change the permissions to let anyone access them (chmod 777 <folder name>), or put your user(s) into a specific group, and give that group write-access (chgrp <group-name> <folder name>, then chmod 775 <folder name>). Check the 775, though, I may have the group-permission out of order....

I'd strongly suggest you not do this. It's a VERY dangerous thing to do.
 
  


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