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There is a "frozen bubble" file in my home directory. I downloaded it a while ago but I don't need it anymore. I need to delete it, but I don't ...
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    There is a "frozen bubble" file in my home directory. I downloaded it a while ago but I don't need it anymore. I need to delete it, but I don't seem to have permissions for any of the files. There are many files and directories in this file. Do I need to go through every single file and change the permissions, or is there an easier way to change the permissions for all of the files?

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    You can use the -R switch in chmod, chgrp and chown to change the ownership, rights and group recursivly.
    Code:
    chown -R <user name>   <directory>

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    I tried that and it still says its not permitted.

    (along with the rest of the files):
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    chown: changing ownership of `frozen-bubble-2.1.0/': Operation not permitted

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    Try running chown as root.

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    Oh man! Duh! *slaps head*
    Thanks haha; I wasn't thinking!

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