View Full Version : [ubuntu] moving files to protected areas?

November 9th, 2008, 08:37 AM
I've been trying to move some files into a game folder, but when I try it tells me I don't have permission to do that; how do I get permission?

November 9th, 2008, 08:51 AM
There are a few ways.

You could run nautilus as root so you have the permissions:

sudo nautilus

Or, you can open a terminal and use the mv command as root (type sudo in first, then use the mv command).

November 9th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Thanks much. XD

November 9th, 2008, 01:14 PM
For graphical applications it's advised to use graphical sudo:

gksudo nautilus

November 9th, 2008, 01:27 PM
even better...install nautilus-gksu and you can right-click anywhere in nautilus and have the option to "open as administrator"...very handy (but use caution when playing as admin) !!

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu

here is another handy one..."nautilus-open-terminal". it will allow you to open a terminal just about anywhere with a right-click:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal

those are two things i think should be installed by default.