I am running Linux Mint. I set up an administrator account called 'thomas'.
I am trying to edit some files and it will only let me open them as read only. I assumed a permissions problem. As such, I sought to give myself the correct permissions.
I added my user to the group
sudo (it was already in the group
admin). In sudoers these groups have all permissions. However, this did not work so I added an entry specifically for my username to give it all permissions. Again, this has not worked.
As such, at the moment I can log in as root or put
sudo in front of every command to get things working, but this is not ideal and does not help when, for example, I open up a document for editing in Gedit within the GUI.
Could anyone advise as to why my permission changes are not working?