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Old 11-13-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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problem with amarok


I am trying to change the tags to my music collection with easy tag and Amarok but once i do all the process it shows me an error message saying that the files are read only and the the operation cant be done. Any clues?

im using pclinuxos 2007
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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... are the files set to read-only?

Sorry for the sarcastic answer but the error is fairly self-explanatory. What sort of investigation have you done as to the file permissions of your music?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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... are the files set to read-only?

Sorry for the sarcastic answer but the error is fairly self-explanatory. What sort of investigation have you done as to the file permissions of your music?

how do i change the files so they are not read only anymore....sorry i am a 200% completly noob
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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Not a problem -- the only way to learn is by doing!

You'll want to read up on the "chmod" ('change mode') command, and on "file permission" -- there are some great resources both elsewhere on the web and here at LQ. After you've done some reading the following examples will make a bit more sense:

Code:
$ chmod 777 /public/directory/
$ chmod 440 /private/read-only-file
$ chmod 1777 /public/directory/with/sticky-bit/
Now that last one is a special case, but there is quite a bit about permissions to learn. The very basics are easy and as I said, can be found just about anywhere. You get to define, with "chmod", who can Read, who can Write, and who can eXecute a file. If you do an "ls -l" on a directory, you'll see these permissions shown for each file on the left-hand side, unique to every file.

Happy hunting!
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:15 PM   #5
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Not a problem -- the only way to learn is by doing!

You'll want to read up on the "chmod" ('change mode') command, and on "file permission" -- there are some great resources both elsewhere on the web and here at LQ. After you've done some reading the following examples will make a bit more sense:

Code:
$ chmod 777 /public/directory/
$ chmod 440 /private/read-only-file
$ chmod 1777 /public/directory/with/sticky-bit/
Now that last one is a special case, but there is quite a bit about permissions to learn. The very basics are easy and as I said, can be found just about anywhere. You get to define, with "chmod", who can Read, who can Write, and who can eXecute a file. If you do an "ls -l" on a directory, you'll see these permissions shown for each file on the left-hand side, unique to every file.

Happy hunting!

thx ill work with that now
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:22 PM   #6
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Hi adrian30020, Wouldn't you be using one or the other, either Amorok, or easytag, not both at the same time? I've had no trouble with easytag by itself.
Good luck. ;-)

A day late and a dollar short! ;-)

Last edited by Peacedog; 11-13-2007 at 08:26 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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Hi adrian30020, Wouldn't you be using one or the other, either Amorok, or easytag, not both at the same time? I've had no trouble with easytag by itself.
Good luck. ;-)

A day late and a dollar short! ;-)

i wasnt.....i just had the same problem with both.
 
  


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