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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Can't edit some files with the proper permissions. Reply with quote

Hello, I'm using KDE4 (latest version from the unstable repo). My problem is that for some weird reason I can't edit *some* files and this is kinda random. Right now I tried to edit a regular text file, but Kate or KWrite won't let me edit that file, it has 644 as permissions. I'm not new to Gentoo or Linux, maybe a bit new to KDE, since I've been using GNOME since 2004, switched to KDE recently as I hate this new user interface, anyways I've never ever had this weird problem before. Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zietbukuel,

644 would be read/write for the owner - who's the owner of the file you're trying to edit :?: maybe it's just a matter of setting ownership.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my own file inside my home folder. :?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zietbukuel.

That's very odd. I don't use Kate or KWrite so I can't speak to them, but do you get the same idiosyncrasy with nano :?:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I tried using nano, but it's hard as hell to copy and paste. I'd rather click click click, you know, it's faster than use your keyboard to be where you wanna edit that text file. Of course I use nano for editing system files though. I was just wondering what was wrong with these apps. Thank you for your replies. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zietbukuel,

I was just trying to narrow down the problem - I wouldn't expect you to use nano or vi for everyday text editing :wink:

I was going to ask if you changed your /home directory permissions, but you mentioned it was kinda random so that can't be the problem.

Did you check bug reports for KDE Kate or KWrite :?:

I can't think of anything else at this time :?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, really silly question:

Use dolphin or konquorer to check your file permissions. Are they correct?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@BillWho
I'm going to check the KDE bugzilla and see if anyone else has this problem. Google didn't return any results (or maybe I was using the wrong keywords). Thanks for the suggestion.

@The Doctor
Yes they are correct, Dolphin shows me the following.

Owner: Can read & write.
Group: Can read.
Others: Can read.
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