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Old 11-15-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question File Permissions


I tried to change the permissions on a file so I could extract it. It said:

failed to get attributes of scanModem.gz : No such file or directory

I typed into the konsole: chmod 755 scanModem.gz

The file is in a folder on my desktop. The directory name is tools. What am I doing wrong? Is it because I am not root and only root can see this file?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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It means they file isn't there.
IF they file is on your desktop, try to rightclick it. click properties, and then there usually is a permissions box in there.
Or
Go to a console, locate your file, cd to it, and type, gunzip -d scanModem.gz
Note you shouldn't have to make it +x to be able to ungzip it.
 
  


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