can not open root file do not have permission

Asked by tom whetsel on 2009-08-18

cannot open root or terminal the file use to open with my pasword now it will not open uder properity i do not own the file
iam new to linux so my skills are next to none. tom whetsel

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Status:
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Solved by:
Joker Wild
Solved:
2009-08-20
Last query:
2009-08-20
Last reply:
2009-08-18

Tom,

Hello it is great to ask questions to help you learn the Ubuntu Operating System.
I would like to take this opportunity to help you.

This is for Checkbox it is a program that helps test to see what works on different models of systems.

Is this question for Checkbox then yes please submit it here.
But if the question is for Ubuntu please submit to.
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
But to quick answer the question change owner to you.

Open a terminal.
Your Name = $name

chown $name:$name $filename

chown= change Owner
$name:$name= Name of person and group
$filename=file

Eg:
type in a terminal. chown lajjr:lajjr leos.txt

It might error if it does type
sudo chown name:name thefilename
name=your login name.

thanks this solved the problem.