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Old 11-23-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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premission denied message


I just finally got through after buying a new pci ethernet card, and now when trying to run some commands from the terminal I am getting Permission denied. Such as when I tyoe in

/usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/README.Debian

I get

bash: /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/README.Debian: Permission denied

Why is this
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:59 AM   #2
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What are the permissions on the file (ls -l filename)
 
Old 12-01-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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Why is this
Because you are trying to execute a textfile.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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The thing is.. if you want to view the contents of the file you say "less FILENAME". I'm not sure if what you did was a typo error or you missed something but are you logging in as a user but the file is owned by someone else?.. That might give you a permission denied.. Post back with a bit more info so we can help...

1.The username you're logged in as
2.The 'ls -la' output as already suggested

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:52 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Linux Software forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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$ less /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/README.Debian
A command shell is like MSDOS (if you're old enough to remember those days), or the CMD window in Windows. You can't view the contents of a file by typing it's name and expect that the correct program will open the file. There aren't any file type-to-application associations. A file can either be executed (it's a program), or not. If it's executable, then you can type it's name and it will run. If it's a data file of some kind and you want to look at it's contents, you need to know what program to open it with.

NOTE: Depending on your window manager and desktop environment, you might be able to click on data files from X windows and have the appropriate program open them up, but that depends on what desktop you're using and what applications you have installed.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:32 AM   #7
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Thank you very much for your assistance...
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:37 AM   #8
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Ok I made a bobo, look, how do I change this?

Code:
dpkg - warning: downgrading libdvdcss2 from 1.2.9-1plf4 to 1.2.5-1.
(Reading database ... 111666 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libdvdcss2 1.2.9-1plf4 (using /tmp/libdvdcss.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libdvdcss2 ...
Setting up libdvdcss2 (1.2.5-1) ..
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