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Moveing icons to usr/share/pixmaps?

Postby ambertone on Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:04 am

Hi all, I got some cool icons I'd like to put in usr/share/pixmaps but when I try to move the icons there I get "you do not have permission to write to this folder" (or something similar)

How do I do this? All help appreciated.

Cheers

Rod
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Postby telic on Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:15 am

I get "you do not have permission to write to this folder" (or something similar)


As a multiuser operating system with some sense of civilized conduct, Linux (Unix) is designed to thwart your unauthorized attempts to tamper with resources that may belong to others, or that are vital to the proper operation of the system.

Only the 'root' user of the system, or a SuperUser, may freely meddle with everything. If you're the sole user of your PC, then you're the boss, but Bianca wants some assurance that you know what you're doing. She gets it rough, sometimes, so be gentle.

Whenever you want full authority to corrupt your file system, prefix your Terminal commands with the word sudo. For example, to invoke the file manager with SuperUser "permissions", you type sudo nautilus. Then you can copy files anywhere.

You'll be asked for your password each time you use sudo.

Be careful about modifying existing files.


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Postby NiksaVel on Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:41 pm

and you can always publish some nice icons so we can include them in the minty iconset for the new release if they fit the style....


take a look at the artwork section... :P
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Re: Moveing icons to usr/share/pixmaps?

Postby sanguinemoon on Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:34 pm

ambertone wrote:Hi all, I got some cool icons I'd like to put in usr/share/pixmaps but when I try to move the icons there I get "you do not have permission to write to this folder" (or something similar)

How do I do this? All help appreciated.

Cheers

Rod


We'll you could use sudo nautilus, but if you're feeling adventurous, you can try CLI

sudo cp (old directory) (new directory)
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Postby NiksaVel on Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:44 pm

that's like... a regular Indiana Jones :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby ambertone on Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:44 pm

"Sudo nautilus" did it, that's folks. I have been playing with some OSX type stuff: http://www.taimila.com/

Some of the stuff is a bit over my head but some of it looks pretty cool, expecially the OSX icon set.

Cheers

Rod
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Postby ambertone on Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:46 pm

Sorry, that was "thanks folks" (it's early here *LOL*)
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