Basically what the title says. Apparently, gedit does not have any permission to write even on basic text files which have all the permissions needed. In fact, other IDES/text editors (such as Atom or LibreOffice) can open and modify such files without any problem. I've tried to troubleshoot but I'm unable to fix the problem. I tried reinstalling and upgrading it, but id didnt't solve the issue. Executing Gedit as sudo does work, but the point would be not to go superuser to read/write simple readme files on Documents. Worst case i think I could just use ATOM as my main text editor, but I'd like to keep Gedit for quick changes in simple text files.
For example, I'm trying to read a file called "Qiime2_notes.txt".
$ ls -l total 36 -rw-r--r-- 1 administrador administrador 164 de ma 20 10:52 Humann-notes.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 administrador administrador 7697 d’abr 9 11:54 notes.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 administrador administrador 281 de ma 4 17:56 Qiime2_automation_draft -rwxrwxr-x 1 administrador administrador 19906 d’abr 9 13:02 Qiime2_notes.txt
I try to open it with gedit:
and it opens the file without any error warning, but I can't write, select or save the text.
Basically as if I hadn't got any permission to modify the text:
however, when I open it with
sudo gedit Qiime2_notes.txt, it works perfectly.
Now I can perfectly modify the file:
however, opening it with
atom Qiime2_notes.txt it works perfectly without sudo.
Any idea why is this happening?