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Thread: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

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    cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    Hi,

    I have installed Ubunto onto a laptop and all is working great.

    I now want to install a plugin for gimp but it wont let me paste the 'sy' file into the /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory. I think that this is a permissions issue but dont know what to do next.

    Please can someone tell me what I need to do to get the correct permissions so I can get the plugin working.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    Please tell us how are you trying to copy it and what are the exact error messages.

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    I am right clicking on the file to copy and paste into the directory but it is a pink coloured window but it doesnt work.

    Please can you tell me the best way to do it. I am deffo no expert in Linux but have a little knowledge (which I know is dangerous)

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    The part "it doesn't work" needs elaboration. Nobody here can see what you are seeing.

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    when I right click in the desired window in the plugin directory i dont gett any options to paste (as I would in Windows)

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    Are you using the regular file manager? If so, I really don't understand "window in... the directory"...

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    the file is zipped in my downloads directory so is there a prefered method for coying the file from there into the gimp plugin directory?

    Can you recomend the best way to do it?

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    Do you need to copy the zip file as is or decompress it and copy the actual contents to that directory?

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    there are 2 'sy' files in the zip directory that I need to put into the gimp plugin directory

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    Re: cant paste 'sy' script into /home/graham/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory

    So all you need to do is double-click the zip file - it opens with the proper software - then click extract and navigate to the desired directory to be extracted.

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