Ubuntu – How to save php file in /opt/lampp/htdocs without going to terminal and type sudo gedit?


I am very new to Ubuntu and I still don't understand a lot of basic concepts so please bear with me.

I successfully installed XAMPP 1.7.4 in my ubuntu 11.04. The XAMPP is installed in /opt/lampp. I know how to write php file in /opt/lampp/htdocs using the bash terminal command sudo gedit /opt/lampp/htdocs/myphpfile.php but what if I already have an existing php file inside a folder? Of course I don't want to write it again using sudo command. All I want to do is copy that folder that contains the php files inside htdocs like I always do in Windows WAMP. Is there a command in which I could set the /opt folder to writeable? Please help me.

Best Answer

You could always open up the file-browser (nautilus) as Arvind said by gksudo nautilus /opt/lampp/htdocs

To expand on Will's answer (you can chmod)

This will change the ownership of the /opt/lampp/htdocs/ to you:

sudo chown username:groupname /opt/lampp/htdocs
Example : (My username is nits and my group name is also nits)
sudo chown nits:nits /opt/lampp htdocs

This will change the folder's permissions to be read, write and executed by you ONLY:

sudo chmod 700 /opt/lampp/htdocs
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