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Problem Statement:

Well I have installed Xampp 1.8.1 in my Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit system. But I couldn't paste my web files to the /opt/lampp directory where lampp is installed. As I try to paste my web files to that directory the paste option is greyed out. And while I try pasting with Ctrl + V command the 'Permission denied' error occurs. Help me out as I am a noobhead in this Linux world!

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marked as duplicate by Radu Rădeanu, Uri Herrera, bcbc, user68186, belacq Jun 4 '13 at 21:33

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Open a terminal and enter

gksudo nautilus

This will run the file manager in super user mode.

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For this folder your need "administrative" privileges (root, superuser, etc.).

Open a Terminal (Ctr + Alt + T):

sudo nautilus

[Enter your password]

And finally you can copy and paste everywhere (be carefull!)

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(nautilus:4565): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/zeetaen/.config/ibus/bus is not root! Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing. (nautilus:4565): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files –  RedArmy_Grg Jun 4 '13 at 4:07
thanks to you that i can copy my web files to that directory. But as you said that it will ask for password, well it didnt and the error as shown above occured. What should i do now??? –  RedArmy_Grg Jun 4 '13 at 4:11
Use gksudo nautilus instead. See this post for more details link –  AJefferiss Jun 4 '13 at 6:26

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