File Permissions on my external USB drive

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  1. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies New Member

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    I am having trouble setting up my exteral USB drive to be writable by me. The root directory is owned by root and the ls -l looks like this:
    ls -Rl /media/
    /media/:
    total 4
    drwxrwxrwx+ 2 root root 4096 Aug 14 18:34 chris
    What is the "+" at the end of the file permisssions? Is that what's preventing me from writing? I am user chris. I suppose I could just do a chown chris to the directory, but it doesn't make sense to me still why I can't write to it now.

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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Thank you, that was it!

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