View Full Version : [SOLVED] Newbie question - permission

October 14th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I've tried to figure this one out on my own but am having an issue. I've installed 10.10 and am trying to copy a downloaded folder from /downloads/ to ../opt/ but the /opt/ file is owned by root and my user account doesn't have permissions.

I've ckd https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions for info, and have also done a comparison between my 10.10 box and the 9.04 I've got running that lets me copy stuff around. I've also gone into Users & Groups and given my user Administrator permissions and added it to the admin group.

I know I have to run sudo chown -r, but apparently I'm confused on the correct syntax after this because it keeps failling.

Any help would be appreciated.

October 14th, 2010, 05:20 PM
you could copy the file on the command line using sudo

or you could chown the directory

"chown --help" is your friend

October 14th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Got it while you were typing. I needed to just keep looking a bit.