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Hey there, I'm trying to install a gedit plugin called zoom, and in order for it to be picked up by gedit it needs to be extracted in this folder /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins.

My problem is I can't copy paste the files into that directory. I tried changing the permissions on that folder but it says "You are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissons".

How do I fix this?

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You can simply copy the file using the command line.


This will run cp as root.

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Why can't we just use the File Manager, @Octavian? This shouldn't be necessary. If Terminal allows a "non-owner" to perform this action - then there is no logical reason why File Manager cannot allow a "non-owner" to perform this action. – jay_t55 Jul 9 '14 at 22:25
There is. You should read up on sudo. – Octavian Damiean Jul 11 '14 at 9:27

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