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Old 02-17-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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how do I make a read-only file NOT read-only?

the thread title pretty much covers it, I have a read-only file I want to copy to my home directory but it says it can't copy because it's read-only
Old 02-17-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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Change the permissions on the file.

chmod 755 <filename>

man chmod for more details.


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