• Odd??

    From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to All on Sun Sep 22 01:28:26 2019
    Hello There,

    Running Ubuntu 19.04 I wanted to install an alternative simple text file editor. Using the "Ubuntu Software" app I chose two text file editors to install. Gedit v3.32.0 and Notepad3. Both seemed to install fine. Upon trying to open a text file in Gedit I am told "You do not have permissions necessary to open the file." Even though I created the file and have full read/write permissions for the file. The same response is given regardless of what existing text file is opened with Gedit. The original/default text file editor
    opened the same text file(s) fine.

    Now... If that wasn't odd enough I also installed Notepad3 using the same "Ubuntu Software" app. Upon trying to open the same text file I am presented with the error:
    "Error loading z:\home\jeffs\Documents\rules.txt Access Denied".
    Looks like Notepad3 thinks it's a Windows app. Notepad3 opens up fine but it can't open files presumably because it is expecting a Windows filesystem. If that is the case then why is it being offered as a Linux editor via the "Ubuntu Software" app?

    Jeff

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
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  • From Mike Albritton@vert.synchro.net to Jeff Smith on Sun Sep 22 21:03:30 2019
    Honestly, from your description, it sounds like a file permissions issue.

    Do an 'ls -l' on the file and see who it belongs to.

    Output should look something like this:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 gandalf gandalf 1359 Jul 29 21:18 slack

    If your username isn't shown in the first owner's field, change
    ownership to you using the 'chown' command.

    Hopefully you can make some progress with this.


    On 9/22/19 1:28 AM, Jeff Smith wrote:
    Hello There,

    Running Ubuntu 19.04 I wanted to install an alternative simple text file editor. Using the "Ubuntu Software" app I chose two text file editors to install. Gedit v3.32.0 and Notepad3. Both seemed to install fine. Upon trying
    to open a text file in Gedit I am told "You do not have permissions necessary
    to open the file." Even though I created the file and have full read/write permissions for the file. The same response is given regardless of what existing text file is opened with Gedit. The original/default text file editor
    opened the same text file(s) fine.

    Now... If that wasn't odd enough I also installed Notepad3 using the same "Ubuntu Software" app. Upon trying to open the same text file I am presented with the error:
    "Error loading z:\home\jeffs\Documents\rules.txt Access Denied".
    Looks like Notepad3 thinks it's a Windows app. Notepad3 opens up fine but it can't open files presumably because it is expecting a Windows filesystem. If that is the case then why is it being offered as a Linux editor via the "Ubuntu Software" app?

    Jeff

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Fidonet: The Ouija Board - Anoka, MN - bbs.ouijabrd.net (1:282/1031)

  • From Mike Albritton@vert.synchro.net to Mike Albritton on Sun Sep 22 21:07:12 2019
    OR.......

    Do a 'which' on the two programs that are giving you hell.
    Then do an ls -l on the exact location of the binary.
    Those programs needs executable permissions in all 3 'chmod' fields.


    On 9/22/19 9:03 PM, Mike Albritton wrote:
    Honestly, from your description, it sounds like a file permissions issue.

    Do an 'ls -l' on the file and see who it belongs to.

    Output should look something like this:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 gandalf gandalf 1359 Jul 29 21:18 slack

    If your username isn't shown in the first owner's field, change
    ownership to you using the 'chown' command.

    Hopefully you can make some progress with this.


    On 9/22/19 1:28 AM, Jeff Smith wrote:
    Hello There,

    Running Ubuntu 19.04 I wanted to install an alternative simple text file
    editor. Using the "Ubuntu Software" app I chose two text file editors to
    install. Gedit v3.32.0 and Notepad3. Both seemed to install fine. Upon trying
    to open a text file in Gedit I am told "You do not have permissions necessary
    to open the file." Even though I created the file and have full read/write >> permissions for the file. The same response is given regardless of what
    existing text file is opened with Gedit. The original/default text file editor
    opened the same text file(s) fine.

    Now... If that wasn't odd enough I also installed Notepad3 using the same >> "Ubuntu Software" app. Upon trying to open the same text file I am presented
    with the error:
    "Error loading z:\home\jeffs\Documents\rules.txt Access Denied".
    Looks like Notepad3 thinks it's a Windows app. Notepad3 opens up fine but it
    can't open files presumably because it is expecting a Windows filesystem. If
    that is the case then why is it being offered as a Linux editor via the
    "Ubuntu Software" app?

    Jeff

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Fidonet: The Ouija Board - Anoka, MN - bbs.ouijabrd.net (1:282/1031)