Originally posted by BeetleFart
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When I try to do a ln -s gunzip uncompress it doesnt work.
If I do that in the /bin folder it says permission denied.
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You need to do this from a command prompt:
<enter superuser (e.g., root) password at prompt>
ln -s gunzip uncompress
The reason that you get a "permission denied" message is because only "root" (by default, and I would recomend not changing the default
) can make changes to the /bin directory.
Note that if you have ~/bin in your path (where ~ means your home directory) you can make the change for yourself alone by (NOT in superuser mode):
ln -s /bin/gunzip uncompress
To see what your path is, just
Oh, if you're linking gunzip to uncompress, you might want to consider also linking gzip to compress.