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Old 11-25-2001, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question saving my letters


Hi,

Well, I have Mandrake 8.1 installed now, with the help of previous replies. Many thanks.

I typed a letter using Abiword and when I saved it, it ended up on the desktop of my home page, Konquerer. I went to the Konsole and tried to create a directory to put the letter in but 'mkdir' gave me a reply 'access denied'. (Konsole show my name as the local host).

So how do I save my letters, please?

Incidentally, I bought a book given a glowing reference at Linux.org and found it was good at telling me what Linux could do but very bad at telling me how to do it.

Cheers,


Blotch
 
Old 11-25-2001, 04:19 PM   #2
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odd thing to get...

check the rights of mkdir:

[chris@trevor chris]$ ls -l /bin/mkdir
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15400 Mar 30 2001 /bin/mkdir*

if you don't get that output, use:

chmod a+x /bin/mkdir

as root, should be fine then... unless you're trying to make a directory outside of your user area, in which case that's BAD! naughty naughty!
 
Old 11-26-2001, 02:13 AM   #3
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Acid_kewpie,

Hi! You've over-estimated my intelligence and understanding of Linux - easy enough to do under any circumstances.

So, may I go back a step? Say I've typed out a letter and printed it successfully and am sitting looking at it on screen. I want to save it in a directory called 'Trees'. What do I click on, or what keys do I press, to save it? And what should happen?


cheers,


Blotch
 
Old 11-26-2001, 12:52 PM   #4
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ok, as a user, you can only make directories inside your user area, e.g. /home/blotch/ you should be able to make directories there fine
 
Old 11-28-2001, 05:47 PM   #5
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Acid_Kewpie,

Re previous thread, 'saving my letters'.

I'm happily creating directories and saving my stuff very well, now.

Thanks greatly for your help.


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