DVD files have ownership of 501 so can't copy

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 12:55:25 UTC 2009

Lisi wrote:
> I have some files from previous installation that I am trying to copy.  The 
> ownership of the files is 501 and I am being told that I do not have 
> permission.  My attempts to change teh permissions fail.
> How can I get at these files?  I am running LinuxMint7, but from an admin 
> point of view it is Ubuntu, since it is very much based on it.  LinuxMint7 
> is, I think, based on Ubuntu 9.04.
> Lisi

	Try to use sudo cp which will make it a root command and it 
will copy the file(s) where you want them. Then you can use 
chmod to change the permissions.

73 Karl


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