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sharon@sharon:~$ cd /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus

sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ ./rtvscand -k shutdown

no permission to access rtvscand

sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ ./symcfgd -k shutdown

no permission to access symcfgd


Could someone provide detailed instructions as to how to gain access to the 2 programs?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and running version 12.10, 64bit, US English.

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You must put sudo previously to the command. e.g.: sudo ./rtvscand -k shutdown – Lucio Dec 24 '12 at 21:46
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Did you tried running your command with sudo ? Like

sudo ./rtvscand -k shutdown

sudo lets you run your command as a user (root) with the permissions todo that.

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@ a2r: Thanks for the tip. Here's the output of sudo-ing the 2 programs: sharon@sharon:~$ cd /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ sudo ./rtvscand -k shutdown [sudo] password for sharon: sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ sudo ./symcfgd -k shutdown sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ – n00b Dec 24 '12 at 21:55
@n00b Your output is correct, at least for the point of view of the command. So, this answer is correct – Lucio Dec 24 '12 at 21:58
@ Lucio: Thanks pal. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. – n00b Dec 24 '12 at 21:59
Well I don't know the programm but it looks like an antivirus tool (cpt. obvious). May I ask what you wanted to do? – a2r Dec 24 '12 at 22:07
@ a2r: I have been trying to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux on my computer for the past 3 days now. I enjoy learning how to use Linux and Ubuntu this way. It's what I call practice-based learning. – n00b Dec 24 '12 at 22:26

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