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andy_o 01-09-2013 06:46 PM

EasyTag permission denied to home folder

I was wondering if anyone might have an idea about this. I am running EasyTAG 2.1.6 in Mandriva 2010.2, when I start EasyTAG either through the 'Applications' menu or from a terminal prompt in my Music directory, EasyTAG reports that it can't read the directory /home/ "Permission denied".

It gives the same message for \boot, \lost+found, \mnt, \root, \sbin and \tmp as well.

I'm sure there is a fundamental knowledge I should know to fix this, but I'm still a little too newbie...


acid_kewpie 01-10-2013 06:08 AM

it should be able to read most of them, but it couldn't write to them... tbh why do you care? You're not storing MP3's in /boot are you? None of those locations are at all suitable for anything EasyTAG can do, so the correct behaviour is occuring. Actually /mnt could be an exception, but I'd suggest we go into deeper subtleties of external hard drives and the likes if that matters later.

andy_o 01-10-2013 12:56 PM

Thanks for the reply A_K, sorry if my message was slightly confusing.

My main issue is that EasyTAG doesn't have permissions to /home which is a problem as I am keeping all my music files in my /home/name folder... I just listed all the other folders in case that gave some useful information about the permissions issue, you are right I don't really care about them - apologies if it caused confusion.

unSpawn 01-10-2013 01:33 PM

Start by listing who you access the directory as and its ownership and access rights?

whoami; ls -ald ~/name-of-directory-where-you-store-music/

acid_kewpie 01-10-2013 01:47 PM

easyTag won't in itself have any involvement in permissions. Maybe you're running it as the wrong user somehow? Or your home directory has the wrong rights by a mistake made previously?

andy_o 01-10-2013 06:48 PM

I seem to have permissions to the folder. Yeah I figured that the problem wasn't really easyTag but a permissions issue that I have stuffed up somewhere, just got to try and figure out where...


[me@localhost ~]$ whoami; ls -ald ~/Music
drwxr-xr-x 5 me me 4096 2013-01-09 00:09 /home/me/Music/
[me@localhost ~]$

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