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On Sat, Dec 04, 2004 at 03:47:35PM -0500, donald szatkowski wrote:
> Matthew Wood wrote:
> 
> >I am very new to linux, in fact i have only used it for about 2 hours 
> >before i wrote this email. i cannot write anything to the following 
> >directory /user/local/lib. I need to be able to, so that i an install 
> >MPlayer. How can i resolve this.
> >
> ><html><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Handwriting, Cursive"><EM>Matthew 
> >Wood</EM></FONT></DIV></html>
> >
> >
> Matthew, when you get time please read about file permissions! This 
> should help a lot. But, to the immediate problem. You need to have 
> "root" permission to write to those files. To do this issue the shell 
> command "su" followed by the root password. Now you can install your 
> program. Don't forget to "exit" the superuser position prior to trying 
> anything else! You can cause irreperable system damage if you are not 
> careful and knowledgable of what you do!
> 
> A tip from your old uncle Don
> 
su - 
would be better, because then you get root in roots environment.
But after two hours of use that might not mean much to you. But I
would use su - until you become more knowledgeable.
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