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iTtrick 07-01-2009 07:07 PM

Trying to install gimp Brushes to /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes but permission denied??
 
Im trying to install fractal brushes to my gimp 2.6 and as trying to move

the .grb files to /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes its will stop and ask to

skip or cancel and under show more details is this "Error moving file:

Permission denied"
what do i need to do to get permission to move files

into to that folder?

MS3FGX 07-01-2009 09:13 PM

/usr is a system directory, so you would need to have root-level privileges to add or delete any files from it.

jeromeNP7 07-01-2009 09:28 PM

Run something like these from a shell, assuming you are in the directory with the grb files:
$ su -c "cp ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/"
$ su -c "mv ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/"

or the same as root:
# cp ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/
# mv ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/

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iTtrick 07-01-2009 10:37 PM

im am truly sorry for saying this but im 14 and i like computers and im learning linux and its language so if u dont mind can u put it into simpler terms?

knudfl 07-03-2009 09:52 AM

So which Linux are you using ? ?

... Please supply that information,
every time a question is asked.

Example command in a terminal window
( A terminal window might also be known
as a 'command prompt' ) , if Ubuntu :

sudo cp ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/

.....

iTtrick 07-05-2009 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knudfl (Post 3595544)

Example command in a terminal window
( A terminal window might also be known
as a 'command prompt' ) , if Ubuntu :

sudo cp ./*.grb /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/

.....

the command u gave me did not worked i got replied with "no such file diretory found" also im using ubuntu 9.04 alll updates are install every time

knudfl 07-06-2009 06:59 PM

cd <location-of-files-to-be-copied>
sudo cp <actual-file-names> /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/

iTtrick 07-08-2009 01:22 AM

That worked from knudfl but can someone tell me what we are doing with eachstep of that because i want to learn not just do it a not understand what im actually doing also how do we do this for fonts

karamarisan 07-08-2009 02:32 AM

If you're really eager to learn, check out the command `man`. Running that on each of cd, cp, and sudo will give you a good explanation of what's going on here, and any time you're trying to get a command to work for you, the absolute first thing you should do is run `man <command>`.

knudfl 07-08-2009 07:33 AM

Quote:

how do we do this for fonts
Would that by about "Gimp" or any font for Ubuntu 9.04 ?
.....
.....
The man commands 'man cp' , man cd'
will tell the details, but for most
people "leaning by doing" will make
you remember the functionality much
better.
Suggest : make some "test folders"
with some text files inside, in
/home/iTtrick/tmp/ and try out the
commands, please.

Good luck !


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