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richie1913
July 12th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Hi,I need to move my wvdial.conf file from /etc to usr/bin I have tried everything I know whuch I admit Is not a lot can any one help

kellemes
July 12th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Hi,I need to move my wvdial.conf file from /etc to usr/bin I have tried everything I know whuch I admit Is not a lot can any one help


sudo mv /etc/wvdial.conf /usr/bin

Paqman
July 12th, 2009, 08:13 PM
As a normal user you only have permissions to modify files in your home folder. To move anything outside of your home, you need to take on higher privileges.

You can do this on the command line by prefixing your command with sudo, or using a GUI you can open the file browser as root by hitting Alt-F2 and:


gksu nautilus

Make sure you close Nautilus as soon as you've moved the files.

nhasian
July 12th, 2009, 08:15 PM
In the future you can run nautilus file manager with root privileges from a terminal or with Alt-F2:


gksu nautilus

WARNING: with root privileges it is possible to bork your system if you move or delete a system critical file. Use with caution.

richie1913
July 12th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Thanks all,sorted now