Folder Permissions

Asked by Kia on 2007-04-24

I'm trying to install a plugin for aMSN. I've sucessfully downloaded and unzipped it, so I think I'm not a total dunce. But. I try to put the unzipped folder in the directed folder: "/usr/share/amsn/plugins" but a dialogue box pops up saying I don't have the right permissions to do that. I've checked my user account, and all the boxes are ticked in my user privileges.

I'm slightly agrieved. Only slightly, nothing like the kind of trouble Windows gives me.

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2007-04-24
Javier Jardón (jjardon) said : #1

Hello,

unzip the file in your home directory and then type:
   sudo mv < where you unzipped> /usr/share/amsn/plugins

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #2

You need root privileges to copy a file in /usr/share.
You can use the sudo command for this. For instance, in a console, type "sudo cp file1 file2".
What are you using to copy the file?

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