[FFmpeg-user] Setting permissions on linux

Andy racingyacht1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 23:30:15 CET 2014

Thanks for the pointer. I couldn't run the ffmpeg because the following
files are located in /root/bin : ffmpeg  ffprobe  ffserver  vsyasm  x264
yasm  ytasm. I've copied the files into /usr/local/bin and I'm now able to
run ffmpeg as a normal user.


-----Original Message-----
From: ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org [mailto:ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org]
On Behalf Of Reindl Harald
Sent: 07 March 2014 19:29
To: ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Setting permissions on linux

Am 07.03.2014 20:16, schrieb Andy:
> I re-installed ffmpeg and related files. I needed to be su to untar 
> the files etc, as only root or su are allowed to create directories 
> etc in /usr/local/. All files are permissioned for +x.
> I can convert files running as either root or su, however when I try 
> to run as a normal user I get the following error: '-bash: ffmpeg: 
> command not found'

"command not found" is hardly a permissions problem except your parent
directories lacks permissions for your user most likely the location is not
in your PATH variable

what says "echo $PATH" as normal user?

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