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    Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. Help

    Had a good look on Thunderbird site and found the web mail extensions and I have downloaded the extensions but need to change the folder permissions as it will not let me make changes.

    How do I change folder permissions with Terminal ?
    Is it sudo chmod/monzila/permissions

    ???? Help.

    I'm still on my steep part of my learning curve but I am very impressed with Linux.

    Michael.

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    Re: Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. Help

    Code:
     sudo chmod u+rwx /home/username/.mozilla -R
    explanation:

    sudo - temporarily become root
    chmod - command to change permissions
    u+rwx - u = user += add rwx = read write execute
    in the same way g-wr removes the 'group' read and write permission and o+r adds read permission to the 'other' (everbody) group
    /home/username/.mozilla - the path to the directory you want to change permission
    -R - do this recursively through all directories

    It's also possible to have extended file attributes...

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    Re: Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. H

    .. also worth mentioning chown - change ownership:

    Code:
     sudo chown username:usergroup /home/username/path -R
    will change ownership and ownergroup recursively

    edit:

    and check the permissions with
    Code:
     ls -l
    to show long listings

    Code:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 Cybernerd users   100703 2007-01-11 20:09 snowman.jpg

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    Re: Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. H

    Hi CyberNerd , Thanks for reply. It did not work. !.
    Tried
    sudo chmod u+rwx /home/username/.mozilla -R

    It said sudo u+rwx command not found.

    Also forgot there are two folders one monzilla-firefox and monzilla-thunderbird.
    looking with 'nautilus' they are in /usr/lib

    Can you get root permissions to use Nautilus if you can then you can see what your doing by right clicking a folder , permissions, change settings. ?

    Michael. ps Its on a spare test desktop machine.

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    Re: Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. Help

    yes, run nautilus from the shell using sudo.

    Code:
     sudo nautilus
    but be careful

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    Re: Thunderbird Extensions In Ubuntu / Folder Permissions. Help

    That did the trick

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