I have a folder and i can't paste anything or save anything in it. Can i change permissions in terminal?
Yes. What directory are you trying to put the data in? Paste the output of:
ls -ald /path/to/dir ls -ald /path/to ls -ald /path ls -ald /
Also what user are you logged in as? You can find out by typing
You can grant everyone read/write access to the directory but that is usually a bad idea.
I am only user i installed ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and can you give me the code to grant everyone read/write access.
* This is dangerous from a security standpoint
chmod -R a+rwx /path/to/dir
login as root
then use the following command
chmod 777 filename to make it read,write and execute
sudo chmod 777 FILENAME
NOTE: This is really NOT recommended for all the files. Be extremely careful while using this.
alternatively you can do chmod 644 which will only give write permission to the root user and everyone else gest only read permission.