meaning of icons

cj debiani386 at
Wed Aug 1 17:40:13 UTC 2007

norman wrote:
> I have been trying to find a list detailing the meaning of the various
> icons used with no success. Some are obvious and some are not. For
> example, I want to open a file and I am refused. When I look at the file
> in the folder it has a lock on it. OK, the meaning may be obvious but
> where can I find out what I need to do to open the file? I tried sudo
> but that did not appear to work.
> Norman
the lock means that only the administrator of the computer can run it.
you can open the terminal, then type "sudo su" then enter the 
administrator password

then through the terminal access the file.

Besides, what file are you trying to open?

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