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I am trying to set up a new project in Eclipse, but it gives me an error saying that the directory where I am trying to set up the project is read-only.

Here is the error: Parent of resource: /path/to/project/.project is marked as read-only. (Permission denied)

I do know the password for the machine to get root permissions. How can I use it to give Eclipse complete editing permissions so that this error does not happen?

Thanks, Alex

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Assuming you're logging in as a non-root user myuser, simply run:

sudo chown -R myuser:myuser /path/to/project

which will make you the owner of that directory (and subdirectories).

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That totally worked!!! :) Thank you! –  Genadinik Mar 31 '11 at 20:15

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