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Old 03-19-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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Folder permissions locked read-only


Greetings,

Recently updated the kernel in Ubuntu 9.10 and for some reason now, a folder which was not read-only now is. I can't delete anything from it. Have tried using the GUI for changing permissions, however, it has a mind of it's own and won't unlock the folder.

My guess is command line logged on as root however not sure what the method is.

Anyone had this happen where a folder locked when you didn't want it to be?

Let me know what I need to do.

Thanks,

Scott
 
Old 03-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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Have tried using the GUI for changing permissions, however, it has a mind of it's own and won't unlock the folder.
Please explain what's happening.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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you can use "chmod 777 foldername/path" to change the permissions to full rights to every user on your machine
 
Old 03-19-2010, 11:52 PM   #4
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I can't delete anything from the folder. I receive an error message stating that it can't create a delete folder due to permissions being set to read only.

Going to try the method by the other caller.

Thanks,

Scott
 
Old 03-20-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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Hardly "a mind of it's own" then is it. But I'm sure you know best ...
 
  


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