Originally Posted by evo2
I'm wondering if gedit is trying to also write a backup file to that directory. Do have write permission to ~/programs/ ?
Another possibility is that you didn't logout/in after adding yourself to the root group.
D'oh! I never logged out/in. That must've been the trick because gedit saves now without throwing any errors.
More interestingly, however:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 casey casey 13349 2010-03-28 05:03 urlgetter
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 2071 2010-03-30 23:30 urlgetter.cpp
-rw-r--r-- 1 casey casey 2072 2010-03-30 23:30 urlgetter.cpp~
How can urlgetter.cpp's owner be root and urlgetter.cpp~'s owner be casey? I was under the assumption that gedit saved .cpp~ at the same time as the .cpp (and therefore as the same user).
Thanks for your helpful insight