User and Linux permision on Linux

Posted on 2009-12-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have Linux SUSE 9 so when I'm trying to install some applicaion it asks for the dirctory to be installed but when I right the right Directory it refuse with error message of permision denied.
I went to YAST to add the username as root permision but still the same.
the application refused to be installed in the root login.
would you please advice how I can sort this problem out. by other words how I can give the user name the rights to write on this folder from root.

Question by:Mostafa_ElSadek
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    Hi ...

    Before going for further troubleshooting, what is the permissions given to that dicrectory. Try by giving chmod -R 777  . You can use chown to change the owner of the directory. "chown -R username:groupname .

    please let me know if u r having the problem still after above steps.


    Author Comment

    Thanks it works fine now 100%
    Many thanks.

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    was Excellent support

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