Stupid Ubuntu 8.10

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Nov 10 01:48:49 UTC 2008


NoOp wrote:

> On 11/08/2008 01:48 PM, Francisco Borges wrote:
>> » On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 04:42AM -0500, vafa at aol.com.au wrote:
>> 
>>> If I copy (sudo cp -r dirname) a directory to a root directory (where
>>> TeX is installed), then I can not use it in ubuntu 8.10.
>>>
>>> 
>>> Any idea how to resolve this problem?
>> 
>> You probably have the ownership of the directory set to root, and now
>> you can't use it as a regular user.
>> 
>> Check the directory permissions:
>> 
>> ls -la /MyDirectory
>> 
>> to change the ownership of a directory or of files use
>> 
>> sudo chown -R vafa.vafa /MyDirectory
> 
> Perhaps you mean:
> 
> sudo chown -R vafa:vafa /MyDirectory
> 
> notice the colon between vafa and vafa vs the period.

It's nice that you can do that, but I've always used periods...
-- 
derek





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