Geek It Happened to Me

Ch0wnz0red! (And Thanks!)

First of all, everybody who commented or sent me an email regarding my inaccessible directory problem from the previous entry: thanks for writing in!

Secondly, give yourselves all a pat on the back for knowing it was an ownership/permissions problem.

Finally, the big prize goes to Martey Dodoo (who also has a blog, titled This is Martey Dodoo) for pointing me to what I couldn’t find — the way to call up the correct dialog box for changing the ownership of a directory.

In the Unix command line world, the chown

command, which rhymes with “clone” and not

“town”, does this (it’s also where the title to this entry comes from).

Martey’s solution was the simplest thing

that could possibly work and took all of 3 or so minutes to carry out.

It took 10 seconds of mouse clicks and 3 minutes for the hard disk to

chug to

change permissions on a buttload of files.

I’ll have to document the problem and the solution on this blog to

ensure that people who get into the same predicament will be more

likely to find it when they Google for a solution.

Once again, thank you everyone for your assistance.

Special note for Martey: Please email me your snail mail address so I can send you a little “thank you” token!

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