Re: my .muttrc is locked (i.e., read-only)
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 05:47:17PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 01:18:39AM +0000, p wrote:
> > debs,
> > my .muttrc is "read-only." i need to
> > modify it, as i've been able to do
> > in the past. i don't know what i
> > did to make it r/o.
> > (permissions = 666)
> > $ ls -la .muttrc
> $ chmod 644 .muttrc
> > -rw-rw-rw- 1 bt bt 8503 Oct 31 00:13 .muttrc
> It should not be world writable
> > (i am user "bt," so i am in the group.)
> > $ groups
> > bt mail cdrom floppy audio dip postgres
> you do not need bt to be a member of mail (It does not harm,... I
> > help is appreciated.
> Cheers :)
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...oops, sorry about the "world writeable."
(the three 6's should've tipped me off.
whew!) thx for the heads-up.
anyway, i'm able to save changes to the file
_if_ i use the "!" to the command, ":wq". i
guess the file is locked because it's a "hid-
den" file? (the message i get after vi
.muttrc is, ".muttrc already locked, session
is read-only.") my non-"dot" files don't
say that when massaged with nvi. and i can
save them without the "!".
so, at least i can save file changes, which
basically consisted of adding this debian
list to .muttrc (subscribe debian-user@lists.
debian.org). there was a recent thread chid-
ing users that reply to the list who also end
up sending a duplicate to a previous author
in a thread. and, besides, i don't want to
get on madduck's bad side.
i think my situation is resolved, or at least
i have a decent workaround.
thx to all respondents.
from me (pursuant to a recent thread by madduck).