Ubuntu – How to make a folder in opt and paste something?

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I am using Ubuntu 17.10, I want to make a folder in opt folder/directory and paste something but when I open the opt folder and right click on it the new folder option is unhighlighted and also the paste option I tried to make the folder in opt folder using terminal by mkdir command but it shows Permission denied.

Plz tell me how to do it?

Best Answer

Basically, you require root permission. In case you have the root password, in terminal do the following:

cd  /opt
sudo mkdir name-of-the-folder
cd name-of-the-folder
sudo cp path-of-file-to-be-copied/file-to-be-copied . 

Don't forget the Dot (.) at the end of the last command.