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    Default Changing File Permissions

    Hi All,

    I am new to the KDE desktop and have used GNOME while running .deb distros. There I could change file permissions using Nautilus. I have tried Krusader, but can not get to Root to edit file permissions. I have seen some text versions of how to do this in terminal, but this seems a little complex for the task at hand.

    What is the simplest way to change permissions?
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    Default Re: Changing File Permissions

    So, there is a File Manage Super User in the KDE menu if you look for it. Or, you can just do Alt-F2 and enter kdesu dolphin which will also do what you want. Here is a Quick and Dirty guide to permissions.

    Quick and Dirty Guide to Linux File Permissions - LinuxQuestions.org

    and another

    How Linux file permissions work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmacey View Post
    I have tried Krusader, but can not get to Root to edit file permissions.
    You should start Krusader - root mode (there must be two menu entries for krusader). It should ask you for the root password. Then you can right click on any file, select "properties" and set permissions and ownership. You can also install Gnome and use nautilus under KDE ... and last but not least, you can learn how to use chown and chmod in a root terminal, which is still the best method under Linux after all.

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    For using Krusader in KDE, do an Alt-F2 and enter: kdesu kfmclient openProfile filemanagement

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    Default Re: Changing File Permissions

    Or, you can just do Alt-F2 and enter kdesu dolphin which will also do what you want.
    jdmcdaniel3,

    Thanks - that did the trick!
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    Default Re: Changing File Permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by jjmacey View Post
    jdmcdaniel3,

    Thanks - that did the trick!
    Very happy to help jjmacey and you have a very good night.

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