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    moving files to protected areas?

    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?
    Last edited by cloudpersona; November 9th, 2008 at 08:39 AM.

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    Re: moving files to protected areas?

    There are a few ways.

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

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

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    Re: moving files to protected areas?

    Thanks much. XD

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    Re: moving files to protected areas?

    For graphical applications it's advised to use graphical sudo:
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
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    Re: moving files to protected areas?

    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) !!

    Code:
    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:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
    those are two things i think should be installed by default.

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