I don't own any files

HelloI have installed Ububtu,Apach2,PHP. I want to change my index.html  but I am not its owner.I know I  have administrator privileges because I can go into users and groups and my passwordlets me in. Still, I cannot edit a single file on filesystem.How do I take ownership of all existing files.Thank you for any help

I don't know Apache or PHP -

I don't know Apache or PHP - but have you used sudo or gksudo rights to edit and save?From Psychocats at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index:"I will always recommend, however, that people use instead this sort of command: gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list And reserve sudo for command-line applications, like so: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list"

Hello,Thank you for the

Hello,Thank you for the advice and the link. Now that I own index.html I am off and running with php and mysql. When I learn more I will try to answer questions too.jpl

to change owner of the file

to change owner of the file try:
sudo chown user:user /path/to/file

Janet Kellman, software reviews editor