LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
gyarus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Cannot View Contents of a Folder


I am the Administrative user of my Ubuntu system. Matter of fact I am the only user besides root.

I am trying to view the contents of /var/backup but I cannot do so and I get a message saying I do not have permission necessary to view the contents. How can this be? What do I need to do.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
shane25119
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
Distribution: Linux Mint XFCE
Posts: 647

Rep: Reputation: 52
It may be a root only privilege. Try this

Code:
sudo nautilus /var/backup
That will open a folder as root.

Alternitively, if you'd rather see it in the command line try this:

Code:
sudo cd /var/backup
ls
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Folder View or graphical view login using ssh caliskans Linux - Newbie 2 07-05-2009 04:57 PM
want to 'tar' a folder without some contents of folder shipon_97 Linux - Newbie 5 10-13-2007 04:21 AM
unable to view the contents!!! a1ora0 Slackware 1 09-29-2007 12:58 PM
How to view memory contents rockinsky Linux - Software 3 05-11-2006 05:09 PM
how to view contents of cd Synth218 Linux - Newbie 7 05-25-2003 06:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration