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I am quite new to Ubuntu. I accidentally installed XAMPP in my file system. I am not able to add files to htdocs of the lamp folder nor am I able to remove the files from the file system. Can I somehow un-install and re-install XAMPP?

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Probably it is installed in /opt you need root permissions to modify it, So chown the directory or use gksu nautilus to modify it

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Thank you, I used chowm and now it works fine. –  Prakash Dec 25 '12 at 9:45
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