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So, I just got Ubuntu 10 (lucid lynx) and i have been getting the hang of it. generally tutorials are enough for me, and i learn pretty quick. but not this time. idk what i did, but i chose planeshift for my first non application download. downloaded it, opened the terminal, installed it via cd ~/Desktop and it all went good.
then it was installed. i went to try it out, and BLAM! it says im not the owner and dont have the proper permissions to play or uninstall. and as such, i cant even change the permissions. how can i uninstall it via terminal or fix the permissions via terminal?
How did you install (what were the steps)?
The terminal command to alter permissions is called "chmod", you can see what they are with the -l option under the ls command: ls -l gives full details of all the files in the current directory.
sudo chmod -R 777 <target>
will give everyone on your system read/write/execute permissions to all the files in the <target> directory tree.