resolved -- Re: my .muttrc is locked (i.e., read-only)
On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 01:18:39AM +0000, p wrote:
> 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
> -rw-rw-rw- 1 bt bt 8503 Oct 31 00:13 .muttrc
> (i am user "bt," so i am in the group.)
> $ groups
> bt mail cdrom floppy audio dip postgres
> help is appreciated.
firstly, thanks to all that replied.
i got good info. ("world writeable,
vi.recover"..."glad to meet-'cha'.")
secondly, i still don't know how i
screwed up the perms.
and thirdly, during my morning 75-mile
commute to denver, the thought popped
into my head that i could remove the
~/vi.recover files, try to move the
contents of .muttrc to a new filename,
delete .muttrc, and then copy the con-
tents of that new file back into a
in other words:
1) rm /var/tmp/vi.recover/*
2) cat .muttrc > new_muttrc_for_testing_1a
3) rm .muttrc
4) cat new_muttrc_for_testing_1a > .muttrc
(5)) (report back to list.)