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On 7/18/2012 1:05 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 07/18/2012 03:22 PM, Larry Blanchard wrote:

So I'm back in business.  But for future reference, how the @#$%! do I
make the original read/write or at least get some sort of error message
- and yes I've checked the Linux log files for messages - no joy there.

All help appreciated.
It sounds like the file ownership got messed up.

Depending on how comfortable you are with using the terminal I would use the following to change the ownership

chown <username> <path-to-file/file.ext>

For example the file is in your db sub folder of your Documents folder the path is /home/username/Documents/db. The username is your log on name for Ubuntu.

May or may not be ownership. The above can't hurt, however if it's purely a permission problem then you probably want to do
chmod 644 <path-to-file/file.ext>
depending on your preferences. The above will give read/write permission to the owner, read permission to anyone in your group, and read permission to the world (world being anyone on the same machine as you). Pretty standard permissions but you may want to deny all permission to group and world in which case you'd use 600 instead of 644. I have no idea what the application requires in terms of permissions, this is just a standard unix/Linux command.


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