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Old 06-18-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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gnome permission problem

hello this is a stupid problem but it is frustrating me.
i have some data on a dvd that i want to copy. I simply click and drag to the desktop blah blah
the problem is it won't let me change the file because i dont have write permissions so im stuck with going to the properties of every single frigin file and changing the write permissions
is there any other easyer way to solve this annoyance.
Im running fedora core 2 with gnome 2.6
Old 06-18-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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Yes, but it will require you to use the command line.

I suggest making a directory to copy all the files into (somewhere other than your desktop)

After copying all the files to that directory, open a terminal/shell/console

cd to the directory you copied the files to

Issue the following command:
chmod u+w *

That will give you write access to every file in that directory. Then feel free to move the files to wherever you like.


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