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    administrative...


    ok so im trying to extract things to / and it wont let me, it says i dont have the right admin powers, i have the root pass/and i have the only acount... its proly something stupid but i cant figure it out...

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    You have to be logged in as root. Do
    Code:
    su -
    that wll give you root's path. Putting the - after su gives you more access than just using su
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    i know that, i want to know how to do that while scanning through my folders in my file browsers

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Let me get this straight, you right click on a file, you click Extract to and you select /. Then you are told that you don't have permission to do this.

    Whenever I have tried to do something like that as normal user, I am asked for my root password.
    Pick up a starving dog, prosper him, and he won't bite you.
    This is the main difference between men and dogs.

    New users read The FAQ

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    thats wierd, sry for multiple posts, it froze on post (the site) and i accedently pressed it multiple times

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    Have you tried it from comand line?

    # su
    # cd /path/to/folder
    # tar zxvf filename
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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    ok, i did...

    [arctic@172 ~]$ su -
    Password:
    [root@172 ~]# cd /usr/share/themes
    [root@172 themes]# tar -x ICON-Etiquette-0.6.tar.gz


    and then theres the lil blinking box(been there for a couple of mins)...

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