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aarav2306 02-28-2009 05:27 PM

Can't create folder in file system using file browser
I am using Ubuntu 8.10. Can only create folders in my home folder, not in other folders, say in /var/www using FileBrowser. Does it have to do with folder permissions which I have to enable or do I have to use a command line or FTP client to get this done.

amani 02-28-2009 05:32 PM

#sudo mkdir /abc

<your passwd>

will create a new folder /abc

#sudo chown <your username> /abc

will let /abc to be used freely by user

amani 02-28-2009 05:33 PM

And do read about the basic permission system in Linux

mdsmedia 02-28-2009 05:43 PM

yes, it's a permission thing
You can't do anything (generally) that's system related, without using the "root" account. In Ubuntu that's provided by Sudo. It's designed to protect you from messing up your system.

Using Sudo in the command line, as suggested by Amani, above, is the easiest way to achieve what you want. You can also activate Nautilus (file manager) with Sudo permissions using gksudo. I'm pretty much a Linux beginner but I believe running:

gksudo nautilus

...will give you the file manager with Sudo permissions.

aarav2306 02-28-2009 08:10 PM

thanks for your help, solved that problem
any link where i could get useful tips like gksudo nautilus, wasnt there in the ubuntu guide

mdsmedia 03-03-2009 01:36 AM

My favorite site for someone starting to use Ubuntu is

It's a series of useful how-tos and essays from one of the most helpful guys in

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