chmod 777 on a single user machine is not as much of a security issue as it is on a multiuser system, but still bad practice.
Linux permissions are not different nor complex than any other *NIX permissions are when well understood, can be great to work with.
Is a group for BA were created and the user added to that group either by the install or the user themselves and group permissions were set accordingly, anything that the root user could do, that user would be able to do as well.
A script could be included or downloaded, or just directions given. A user of Linux should be able to do this, or perhaps should go back to Windows,
Create a group:
Add user to group:
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usermod -a -G <groupname> username
Set the group owner of the bibleanalyazer directory to ba
Set permissions for the user group:
The above would need to be done once by root, after that, should work well. I install several programs manually into the /opt directory and do the above and I am able to read/write into those without being root after set up properly.
If people want Linux to be as user friendly as Windows and not put in the effort of learning this type of stuff, or the command line, they should just stay on Windows. It should not be necessary to tamper with security to make things easier on the user. We have seen how well that work with MS products.