File Permissions / root

Bill Marcum bmarcum at
Fri Jan 27 18:32:13 UTC 2006

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 01:41:39 +1100, Ray Canzius 
  <raycanzius at> wrote:
> Gday All,
> My problem is that although I have logged in and am the only person
> using computer, and I also installed software, when it asked for
> name,id,passwords etc I put myself as user (nobody else), I have looked
> at viewing and changing files. Every time I try to write file to hard
> drive  it tells me I do not have permission, when I look at who is the
> owner of file(s) it tells me that the owner is root. 
> OK, what have I done wrong, has there anything I may have missed at
> install, and how do I change this ?
Use sudo to write files as root, chown to change the owner or chmod to 
change the permissions.

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