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newbie prob with permissions

Postby rusty_jones on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:49 pm

I'm trying to move a file from one folder to another, when I do a copy and paste I get permission denied. Can anyone help a Newbie with Cinnimon.

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Re: newbie prob with permissions

Postby xenopeek on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:53 pm

What directory are you trying to copy to? If this is a system directory (i.e., not your home directory) then you need superuser privileges to copy files there. If you are very sure that is what you want to be doing, press Alt+F2 to bring up the run dialog. Then run the command:
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gksudo nautilus

or if you ware already on Cinnamon 1.6:
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gksudo nemo

and you will start your file manager as the superuser. Perform your copy operation, double check you are in the right directory because as the superuser a mistaken action can break your system, and then close this file manager so you drop the superuser permissions again.
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