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Libreoffice on Ubuntu 20.04

How do I start Libreoffice using the prompt on Ubuntu 20.04?

libreoffice –-writer

Does not do anything.

sudo apt install libreoffice-gnome libreoffice
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
libreoffice is already the newest version (1:7.0.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1).
libreoffice-gnome is already the newest version (1:7.0.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1).
libreoffice-gnome set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

sudo chmod 777 etc
ls -l etc
drwxrwxrwx 141 root root  12288 Sep 25 09:40 etc

Can't tell where permissions need to change - if it is a permissions issue


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If that is your /etc directory (I can't tell for sure because you're referring to it without the leading slash and haven't included your prompt to show where you're running those commands from), you should not have run that chmod command. The only reason I'm dignifying this post with a response is to let anyone else who stumbles across it know that they should not set 777 permissions on that directory. I have no clue where you came up with that idea, but it was wrong. This would generally decrease the security of your system and allow non-administrative users to modify your system-wide configuration files.

`libreoffice –writer` successfully launches LibreOffice Writer on my machines, so you've messed something else up somewhere and have not given enough information to tell what it might have been.
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