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Old 11-12-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
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chmod vs chown on some root files and yes apps


Hello All:

I'd like to change some permissions for some root files and --yes, apps.

The apps first. I installed StarOffice and some other stuff from the distro and would like to be able to use it (them). However, only root can use them.

I'd like for everybody to be able to use them.

What do I do to accomplish that?

Thanks,

ergo_sum
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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chmod -R a+rx <application directory> will give all users read and execution privileges to all files in the <application directory> subtree.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:33 AM   #3
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Will users be able to see the apps? I'm using kde on the desktop, RH 7.3?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 10:49 AM   #4
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This won't create icons and put the icons on your desktop - or add items to your menu, if that is what you mean. Users will be able to browse to the application directory if the parent directory's permissions are set appropriately - which is almost certainly the case.
 
  


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