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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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- 01-23-2006 #1
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]
- 01-23-2006 #2
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.
[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/
- 01-23-2006 #3
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.
- 01-23-2006 #4
Delete '/home/brian/Amusing Photos'? Yes
ERROR: Permission denied
There was one error.
That's what it said when I tried deleting after reboot. Still no luck..
- 01-23-2006 #5
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
How come you have usr and install dirs? They shouldn't be there... And if they were, they shouldn't be root:root.
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- 01-23-2006 #6
- 01-23-2006 #7
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
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?