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I'm trying to save a file to my home directory, but it says it's not writable. I have no idea how to change it to writable, it was writable a ...
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    Change directory to be writable in Vector


    I'm trying to save a file to my home directory, but it says it's not writable. I have no idea how to change it to writable, it was writable a couple minutes ago, but now it isn't. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

    [I'm using IceWM]

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    I still can't find how to make the directory writable, or even how to change the permissions. If anyone can help me with either of these that would be awesome, thank you in advance.

    Code:
    [brian@vector~]$ ls -l /home/brian
    total 4588
    drwxr-xr-x  2 brian brian    4096 2006-01-23 12:48 Amusing\ Photos/
    drwxr-xr-x  5 brian brian    4096 2006-01-23 10:05 gtk-gnutella-downloads/
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root  root     4096 2004-06-05 07:50 install/
    -rw-r--r--  1 brian brian 4662899 2006-01-23 13:53 limewire-3.7.9-i486-1thp.tgz
    drwxr-xr-x  5 root  root     4096 2004-06-05 07:31 usr/
    drwxr-xr-x  2 brian brian    4096 2006-01-23 12:55 wallpapers/
    But I still can't delete the folder Amusing Photos and I can't delete the limewire .tgz

    Help, please.

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    have you tried rebooting?

    Because your home directory should always be writable to the user it is assigned to. This makes me think it was not mounted correctly for some reason. Of you have the entry is fstab entered incorrectly.

    if these don't work you can always:

    chmod 666 /home/username/*

    but this is not suggested because it might just be masking a bigger problem.
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    Delete '/home/brian/Amusing Photos'? Yes
    ERROR: Permission denied

    Done
    There was one error.

    That's what it said when I tried deleting after reboot. Still no luck..

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    How come you have usr and install dirs? They shouldn't be there... And if they were, they shouldn't be root:root.

    Try
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    # chown -R brian:users /home/brian
    That should rectify it.
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    That worked. Thank you very much.

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    the usr/ and install/ dirs are more than likely the results of extracting the limewire package

    you can delete those by the way

    does limewire run now?

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