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Old 03-10-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
mehreen124
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Linux permission issues in include folder


I am using Ubuntu on VMware 9. I want to access the folder computer/usr/include
when ever I try creating a new folder here it gives me an error msg saying that I dnt have permission.
I want to include this folder of rapidxml in order to read an xml file.

I tried going into properties and adjusting the sharing option,but it doesn't let me change. any help will be highly appreciated?
 
Old 03-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #2
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What you are attempting to do--which, if I interpret it correctly, is to download a software package and randomly drop it in a directory where it likely doesn't belong--seems rather risky to me. /usr directories and subdirectories are normally modified only by the system under the authority of the root user and should not be modified by user.

In fact, the same can be said for any directory outside a particular user's home directory.

I suggest that you do a little homework on how to install software on Linux and, in particular, Ubuntu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

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