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From Doug <dmcgarr...@optonline.net>
Subject Re: Sudden? Conversion of a file to a read only file
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:27:36 GMT
On 12/03/2013 10:21 PM, Janis Langins wrote:
> A file I have updating daily (quite long, about 340 pages) has 
> inexplicably for reasons I cannot understand converted to a Read Only 
> file.  I have tried to get around this by copy the file from another 
> folder where did not convert to a Read Only to overwrite this 
> file.  It stays Read Only.  I have erased it and copied from my other 
> folder and it becomes a Read Only.
> Any idea of what is going on and how can I stop this?
> Thank you
> Janis Langins
> 

what happens if you open your console, cd to the directory it's in, and
chmod the permissions? In case you are not familiar with the command
line, let us assume that it is in your Documents directory, and it is
called "longfile.doc"

Open a console window (don't know how that's done in your distro).
Then type:  (make sure the spaces are like I show)

cd /home/yourusername/Documents
ls -la longfile.doc             (just to make sure it's there)
chmod 664 longfile.doc

Then you can do ls -la longfile.doc, and on the left side should read
-rw-rw-r--
That means that user (you), and your group, can read and write to it,
and the whole world can read it.

If, when you try to run the command you get "not permitted," you will
have to su to root first, or use sudo, if your distro is set up that way.
(sudo chmod 664 longfile.doc
[enter your password] )

--doug



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