Beartooth wrote: > To make space, I want to move a couple of old backup > files, preferably as user btth rather than as root. > > I want to move them from /home/btth to /opt -- and I'd > rather use the FC6 GUI method (in conjunction with the new Disk > Usage Analyzer in the FC6 Gnome GUI). > > To do that that way, without logging out and then back in > as root, afaik, I need user btth to have permission to write to > /opt. > > Since I rarely have occasion to change permissions, that > means slogging through *several* man pages that come up when you > tell Konqueror "man:chmod" > > Ten to one there's an easier way. I'm thinking, for > instance, if I go into Users&Groups through the GUI, and add > btth to some group that has write permission to /opt, that might > do it -- maybe ..?? But what group?? > > You might want to look at Midnight Commander (mc). It is a curses based CLI tool, so you will have to run it in a terminal window. The nice thing about it is that you can highlight a file, directory, or a group of them, and change permissions using check boxes for the permissions you want. (Ctrl-X c or F9 --> File --> cHmod ) I know there are GUI tools that will do the same thing. But MC is nice because you can use it from the CLI as well. It will also work with a mouse. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!