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?
You can use the -R switch in chmod, chgrp and chown to change the ownership, rights and group recursivly.
chown -R <user name> <directory>
I tried that and it still says its not permitted.
(along with the rest of the files):
chown: changing ownership of `frozen-bubble-2.1.0/': Operation not permitted
Try running chown as root.
Oh man! Duh! *slaps head*
Thanks haha; I wasn't thinking!