Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at
Sun Jul 11 10:16:28 UTC 2010

2010/7/11 Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at>:
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 08:54:22 +0100
> Norman Silverstone <norman at> wrote:
>> I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and have just tried cabextract to see what it
>> does. As hoped for, several files were produced and all have a symbol of
>> a lock attached to them. Could someone please explain what this symbol
>> means.
> It’s a permissions thing, you don’t have the appropriate permissions to do
> anything much with them, they are probably owned by root.  If you open nautilus
> and right click on the folder they’re in and 'Open as administrator' you will then
> be able to alter the permissions via 'properties'

    I guess they are read-only (but owned by the user).


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