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Old 04-14-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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Permissions


Why when I try to move or delete a folder i get this message:

Cannot move "/home/jteakles/temp/thunderbird" to the trash because you do not have permissions to change it or its parent folder.

Would somebody tell me how to change this so that I can do it. I have tried serching through the files to change it, but without success.

I'm using Fedora Core 3 with gnome.

thanks

jymmi
 
Old 04-14-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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Hard to say ... do an
ls -ld
for all the directories involved, e.g.:

ls -ld /home/jteakles
ls -ld /home/jteakles/temp
ls -ld /home/jteakles/temp/thunderbird


Cheers,
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:52 PM   #3
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Check the folder’s/file’s properties and see which user is the owner. It is probably owned by root and you are probably trying to delete it as a regular user.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 12:43 AM   #4
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Here is what I did,, I logged off, change Sessions from Gnome to KDE, signed back in and then believe it or not, I could move the folder to where I wanted to.

When I start Terminal it was laready in Root, but I kept getting errors anyway. I was able to change Properties for the folder, something that Gnome wouldn't let me do.

Thanks for the help and have a good weekend.

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