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Ark Question.

Postby georgetoon on Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:53 pm

when I'm on the localdrive, I can rightclick on a file or folder,select "compress as" and compress the file as a zip file. .gz, etc.

But, when I'm on an external USB drive, this does not work. it just spins and spins without compressing anything. Why? am I doing something wrong?

I really like using this method. I've never really gotten the handle of compressing files in Ark using it's "traditional" method. Can someone explain this traditional method to me? 'Cuz once I understand it, I'll probably use it more than the right click method.

EDIT...In using Ark and trying to create an archive, I'mbeing told I do not have permission to write to the USB drive.

EDIT AGAIN.:) found teh Ark handbook.:) I see now...Quite simple.:) the problemI was ahving involved trying to create archives on the USB drive and other storage drive...I don't have these write permissions. How do I get these permissions?
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Re: Ark Question.

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:56 pm

?
Surely you can copy to the USB drive (without the use of sudo)?
If yes - you have the permissions..
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Re: Ark Question.

Postby georgetoon on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:46 am

Husse wrote:?
Surely you can copy to the USB drive (without the use of sudo)?
If yes - you have the permissions..


Yes, sure can.:)

Just can't compress using Ark while on the USB drive.
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Re: Ark Question.

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:13 am

Any problem compressing first and then move the archive to the USB thingy?
Running under sudo probably fixes it but we should do as little as possible as root
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