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Is it possible to change file permissions in Linux using the GUI?


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#1 Al1000

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

I installed some wallpaper from Package Manager in Linux Lite. and the .jpg file ended out outside the folder that contains the other wallpaper, so I used the command line interface with sudo to move it as I couldn't do so using the GUI. Searching the internet I came across a site which explains how to change permissions using the command line interface, which I will try soon so that I can edit the conky.config file in Conky, and which would presumably have enabled me to move the wallpaper file using the GUI, had I changed the permissions for it.

 

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/760276-how-to-manage-file-and-folder-permissions-in-linux

 

While I'm keen to learn how to use the command line interface, I am wondering if it's necessary to use it at some point to be able to do things such as move and edit files that have restricted access, or if that can be done solely using the GUI?

 

 



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

n/m, I discovered the answer.

 

For anyone who wants to know the same, simply right click on the file and select ''open as administrator.''



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:06 PM

Yup.
 
If you want to ( or must ) play around in root you can I use Nautilus for Linux. Must be installed its in your repo.
 
Open terminal and type gksudo nautilus. A new window will open up that gives you root acess to all the folders.
 
To say edit xorg.conf in root gksudo gedit /path/to/xorg.conf  this will open the .conf as root and you can save any changes.
 
You can also take ownership over a file with. sudo chown b:b /path/to/fileA
 
To copy to other location:
 
sudo cp /source_location/filename.txt /destination_source/filename.txt
sudo -r /source_location/foldername /destination_location/

 
 
To delete an item or folder:
 
sudo rm /source_location/filename.ext
sudo rm -rf /home/your_user_name/Some_Folders

 
Or you can use gksudo nautilus Just be carefull.

Edited by NickAu1, 10 June 2014 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:49 AM

Thanks! I had only vaguely heard of Nautilus, so I'll give it a try to see how it works.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

use gksudo nautilus with caution. Remember you are root.




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