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Old 08-21-2019, 07:48 PM   #1
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Trying to change permissions for usb card reader, but getting "no such file or directory" - how fix?


Trying to change permissions for usb card reader, but getting "no such file or directory" - how fix?

When I do 'sudo chmod 777 filename (which is a 'random' bunch of numbers and letters), I get "no such file or directory". The same with "chown". The ownership is currently 'root'.

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Old 08-21-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Hi,

saying that a filename is 'random' in no way helps us understand your problem. Please be specific.

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Old 08-21-2019, 08:25 PM   #3
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Hi,

saying that a filename is 'random' in no way helps us understand your problem. Please be specific.

Evo2.
When I put the usb card-reader into the computer, the comp automatically gives the ext media a name, such as "lj4l5jlj069ofjrkle5kg05".

in a terminal:
whoami@server:/media/whoami/t9gjkg-tji-gjgj-gogjf-gjgu-i94k4-k5k $ sudo chmod 777 t9gjkg-tji-gjgj-gogjf-gjgu-i94k4-k5k
"no such file or directory"

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Old 08-21-2019, 09:16 PM   #4
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Hi,

Quote:
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whoami@server:/media/whoami/t9gjkg-tji-gjgj-gogjf-gjgu-i94k4-k5k $ sudo chmod 777 t9gjkg-tji-gjgj-gogjf-gjgu-i94k4-k5k
"no such file or directory"
From your prompt it seems that you already cd'd there, so you didn't specify the correct path. Can you see it with ls?

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:04 PM   #5
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From your prompt it seems that you already cd'd there, so you didn't specify the correct path. Can you see it with ls?

Evo2.
I am in there, but that is the correct path. I found the answer: instead of putting in a name for the "filename" in "sudo chmod 777 filename" - just leave it blank and add a period: "sudo chmod 777 ."

It works. Same for "chown". Thanks for helping!!
 
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I am in there, but that is the correct path. I found the answer: instead of putting in a name for the "filename" in "sudo chmod 777 filename" - just leave it blank and add a period: "sudo chmod 777 ."
That was *exactly* my point.

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