changing file permissions

norman norman at
Wed Jun 17 10:46:58 UTC 2009

This may seem a very elementary question but it has me puzzled. I made
some changes to a file using sudo gedit and saved the file. Because the
action I was hoping for did not happen I looked at the file's
permissions and found that in the execute box there was '-'. I read up
on how to change permissions and did sudo chmod u+x filename 'enter' but
the '-' did not change. What do I need to do to get a tick in the box,


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