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Ubuntu - Assigning permissions

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Ubuntu - Assigning permissions Reply with quote


I'm quite to Ubuntu (and Linux) so please be gentle!

I've setup some users on my machine and also created some folders to share.

My first problem is that I set up the folders as root, so with my normal (non root) login I cannot do anything with the folders. So I tried removing them as root ( rm -r/opt/foldername) but the response is the folder doesn't exist - But it does as I can see it through the GUI.

My second problem (which may have some bearing on my first problem) is that I have set up the users as a group and I'd like to set permissions on some folders so that they can access it.
However I fear that I may have removed all rights to these folders (maybe why I have the first problem).

So I suppose my solution should be to create some new folders and start again (unless I can regain control of the other folders somehow)?
Could someone please suggest how I sort this mess out please?
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