Originally Posted by p.heidary
I have installed fedora red hat linux myself .But Idont have permission to create folder in "/". And I am installing an application that need to create folder there .The error massage is " you are not the owner "
I want to know what is the owner & how can I find it?
First to answer your question - owner is the person that either owns the directory or owns the file that you are trying to edit. With linux folders and files are actually the same.
As for the error you will need to do
<enter password for root>
the dash after su is important. Without it you get his rights but not full rights so su - will give you full access.
Also what application are you trying to install? you may want to install it into another directory. Possible directories would be /opt, /usr or /usr/local.