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Old 11-13-2002, 02:24 PM   #1
esteeven
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Rox-Filer and missing thumbnails


I am using Rox-Filer. Some jpg image files appear as thumbnails (about 5%) but the others don't. Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone know how to solve it?
Thanks
 
Old 11-14-2002, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hmmm. On investigation, it seems that some (5%) of my .jpg files have different permissions to the others. I don't remember doing anything different - but perhaps the thumbnails I can see are of .jpg files edited in Gimp?

The files I can see are "img_001.jpg File rw-/r--/r--/---"
but the ones I can't see are "img_002.jpg File rwx/r-x/r-x/---

Is there any reason why I shouldn't change all of my .jpg file permissions to rw-/r--/r--/--- ? What is the syntax to do that from the command line? This is all new to me...
Please help!
Thanks
(apologies if I'm asking the obvious - I'm worried about my pictures.)
 
Old 11-16-2002, 01:15 PM   #3
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cd into the directory where your jpgs are and do:
chmod 644 *

this will change all the files in that directory to have the rw-/r--/r-- permissions.
 
Old 11-16-2002, 01:54 PM   #4
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thanks but ... er! I wish I'd delayed on that one. Now I can't see thumbnails or anything in any program. As root - yes. As user - NO!
My .jpegs have gone!!
I know that they are still there. How do I set my permissions again?
HELP!
 
Old 11-16-2002, 02:07 PM   #5
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as root try this:

chown username *

this makes it so the user you are talking about owns all those files, that might work.

and to explain permissions, they work as bits.

execute - 1
write - 2
read - 4

you just add them up to create combinations

the the 3 different "bit places" for 644 are: (user)(group)(world)

so 644 would give the user read and write, the group read only, and the rest of the world read only.

and 777 would give everyone full access.

I hope that helped.
 
  


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