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    hi,

    this is just plain weird to me. i downloaded an archive with subtitles and extracted it with file roller to my home directory,
    and there are these padlock and red x icons on the folder, which means i can't open it in vlc.
    apart from that i can do anything with this file, rename it, delete it and stuff.

    on the other hand archive file has no icons on it, meaning no permissions are required to deal with it. what gives?

    i'd like to know how to change permissions of this file or better how to extract files which have no permissions required to open.

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: permissions issue

    Can you get in the extracted folder in a terminal window and do:
    ls -l
    and paste the output here?
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    Code:
    total 675136
    -rw-r--r-- 1 xxx users     22960 2009-06-11 11:28 b8ee0397d0cdea93167c7b7a2989b84b00a07b7c.zip
    -rw-r--r-- 1 xxx users 732448034 2009-06-10 11:16 The.Secret.of.Moonacre.2008.DVDRip.XviD-CaRRe.avi
    -rw-r--r-- 1 xxx users      3475 2009-06-09 09:31 The.Secret.of.Moonacre.2008.DVDRip.XviD-CaRRe.nfo
    ---------- 1 xxx users     59473 2009-06-05 13:33 The Secret of Moonacre.srt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 xxx users        46 2009-06-09 09:31 Torrent downloaded from FilmsBT.com.txt
    i can see srt file has different output, but i have no idea why.

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    Default Re: permissions issue

    When you unpack an archive, it will try to set whatever permission was there in the archive itself.
    You can always set permissions yourself with "chmod" command.
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    ok i changed permissions, thanks. i'll be watching the movie now

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    Default Re: permissions issue

    Since you are the "owner" of that file, you still can move it or delete it. (If you try deleting it from a command line, it will warn you that it is write-protected).
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