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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I still don't understand the unconscionable clusterfuck that is the Windows file permission window. It makes me angry every time I have to deal with it. What a fucking UI disaster. Windows can't do in 5 dialog boxes with "advanced" buttons what *NIX can do with 32 bits

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Honestly, that's the usual awful, and it's plenty awful. But what I saw today was even worse. I mean, how can you not have permissions to view permissions when you're the fucking admin? How can the very permissions interface be hidden from the supposed permission decider? With Windows, you really don't own or control your shit. And this is Win 8.1 with telemetry disabled, not even the shitshow of Win10.

Windows has long been on the path of trying to protect retards from themselves while fucking techs over, but that shit's just absurd.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I feel your pain, and I've had the same problem when copying files from a NAS, I think it was, or maybe extracting an archive.

Windows is a disgusting turd of an OS and someone really needs to be punched in the face for it. I hate that I still need to run it just to get access to some professional tools I need.

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[–] purr 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I honestly don't like configuring permissions graphically in Linux either, but chmod and ls make it easy.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

sudo make me a sandwich

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[–] 7681503? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Oh boy, you have no idea how often I have feminists stop me because of that shirt, and it's always a joy telling them "did you just assume stereotypical gender roles upon my stick figure drawing. Kindly focus your eyes again on the drawing and notice that no genders are indicated...you sexist pig"

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lol. Just proof that they don't even believe the shit that comes out of their mouths.

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I used to be a chef, drop by and I might.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Lol

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[–] 3dk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Back in the dark ages, when I used to play pirated counterstrike on non-vac servers, I once tried uninstalling the game and its folders, for whatever reason, but windows wouldn't let me because "This file can't be deleted, as it's still being used by another program". That was the first time windows really spooked me. The computer wouldn't do what I wanted it to. Eventually, I also solved that issue with Unlocker. My PC back then was probably part of a botnet with multiple viruses fighting each other for dominance... but the gaming was good.

sudo rm -rf windows

It's a much better life now, with my household being completely free of windows for about a year now. I don't have to worry as much about wtf the computer is doing. It does, what I want. Fucking defragging and windows updates do what they want...

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As a dual-booter, may I just say Windows Update hasn't gotten any better?

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[–] 3dk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've heard... I really don't get how microsoft fails at something so simple. Let people cancel updates, if they have to, dammit!

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

because games.

Legitimately the only reason I have a windows box. I can't wait for the games industry to make the full switch to using vulkan and making the rest of their engines cross platform (I'm looking at you EA, you half-assed motherfuckers. I want BF1 on linux.)

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[–] DukeofAnarchy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If developers wanted to make their games cross-platform, they would already have been using OpenGL. The only reason they don't is that Linux has zero market share, and that shows no signs of changing.

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well it appeared like they made an attempt by using Vulkan. I expect its DRM/Origin related that its not cross platform.

Linux has zero market share, and that shows no signs of changing.

I'm just gonna leave this here:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3158159/linux/linux-use-on-pornhub-surged-14-in-2016.html

Valve, and plenty of other studios have been making their games cross platform, or making ports. I currently have 97 games in my steam library that work on linux (A lot of them big name titles). So i wouldn't say that there are no signs of changing. Its probably more accurate to say that there are no signs in a drastic shift in marketshare, but its inching along in an increase.

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] voats4goats 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

OpenGL is shit and has more patches than a 7 layer burrito. It was never designed for gaming in mind. Say what you will about DirectX, but it expedited Windows game development and ultimately Xbox as well.

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The shitty thing is we'd still have a several year window of too new for WINE but too old to expect Linux ports AAA games.

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[–] voats4goats 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

chmod -R 777 /

I like to live dangerously ;)

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[–] Atarian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm a windows noob, but can't you just use runas?

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not 100% on this, but my googling led me to think not.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not sure either to be honest.

I've had to use it in the past, and boy is it a PITA to use it on a domain. Give me good old fashioned sudo any day.

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

this file's path would be too big for the destination folder

Many USB disks ship with FAT32, which has more restrictions on names and paths than the NTFS of your system volume.

It's not fucking there. I'm starting to get a little bit vexed here, because that method works like a charm for cmd.

The filesystem of the Windows system disk doesn't look the same in the command line as the desktop. Window now uses a lot of virtual folders which appear in Explorer, but don't map to directories on the command line because they are actually registry entries. It's just more information for you to memorize about the system.

However, if I'd been in linux in the first place, all it would have taken would have been a sweet simple "FUCK YOUR BULLSHIT I AM SUDO!" (or maybe a chmod, but that's a lot easier than windows as well)

Choose sudo when you need access one time only, such as when editing system configuration files under /etc/. If you need repeated or permanent access, then go for one of these:

  • Add your user to the group of the file by sudo usermod -a -G GROUPNAME USERNAME
  • chown
  • chmod if the permissions were lost by copying from a foreign filesystem
  • for large shared directory trees and external disks, look into mount options and setuid/setgid

HTH

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Many USB disks ship with FAT32, which has more restrictions on names and paths than the NTFS of your system volume.

The disks in question were both NTFS formatted HDDs mounted as such. No file system switching shenanigans.

The filesystem of the Windows system disk doesn't look the same in the command line as the desktop. Window now uses a lot of virtual folders which appear in Explorer, but don't map to directories on the command line because they are actually registry entries. It's just more information for you to memorize about the system.

This MIGHT be relevant although I don't think so, but nonetheless, if right-click run as administrator is an option for CMD, it should be for other important system processes I might want to run as administrator too. The GUI should be able to properly parse it's own permissions and vagaries.

Choose sudo...

As for the when to use sudo advice, I am familiar with that, and with mount as well, but thank you for posting it anyway. It's good advice that could only be made better by expanding on it to explain the differences between chown and chmod, and how they work together, and maybe some fstab overview.

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

it should be for other important system processes I might want to run as administrator too

Oh, maybe I misunderstood the problem there. My bad then., So you can't run Explorer as administrator? I wonder if there might be a registry hack for that.

explain the differences between chown and chmod, and how they work together, and maybe some fstab overview.

I can't do much better than Paul Sheer:

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[–] Disappointed 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good post.

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