Several folder is locked

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Mon Apr 14 06:38:32 UTC 2008

Constantinos Maltezos , there is a GUI way, you need to remember that
you used sudo in order to chmod, you will need to kdesu konqueror, and
now you can right-click the file or folder you want, click properties,
go to the permissions tab, and there you are! change them from there.
but really, CLI is proving to be a lot simpler :P

On 4/14/08, Constantinos Maltezos <pandarsson at> wrote:
> On Sunday 13 April 2008 12:28:18 cherryfinals wrote:
> > How do I load Konquerer in admin/root mode so I can blow away all the
> > locked permissions in my graphic folders?
> >
> > BTW - These folders were not locked and I just copied other images into
> > them less than a month ago.
> If the folders were *not* locked prior to now, it makes me want to assume
> that
> they are normal folders in your home folder.  If this is the case, using
> Konqueror in superuser mode will only exacerbate the problem because the
> more
> you use it to move files around and create directories, the more you will
> have to use it to do anything.  Because when you move a file, create a file
> or create a directory in Konqueror in superuser mode, it creates with owner
> and group permissions for "root".  If I am correct that A) these folders
> should belong to your username and B) that they exist under your home
> directory and C) that they're part of a native Linux filesystem, then the
> following is a better solution:
> Open Dolphin and navigate to the folder *containing* the folders to which
> you
> do not have access.  Press F4 (you could also click on the right where it
> says "Open Terminal Here", but the one thing that annoys me about that is
> that if I accidentally run my mouse over another folder, it'll open Konsole
> there).  When Konsole starts, use your username (let's say it's bob) and
> type:
> sudo chgrp -R bob *
> and
> sudo chmod -R bob *
> Remember to replace "bob" with your username.
> I hate giving non-GUI instructions these days, but I poked and prodded
> around
> Dolphin and Konqueror and couldn't figure out a GUI way to change user and
> group permissions.  (That's probably just me.)
> Anyway, if any of the three assumptions I mentioned earlier are untrue,
> please
> ignore this.
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