changing file permissions

Tony Baldwin photodharma at
Wed Jun 17 13:19:57 UTC 2009

norman wrote:
> 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,
> please?
> Norman

sudo +x filename


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