I edited the "theme" file to display "bobthefish" instead of "default" using Windows.

<W> fish: An error occurred while redirecting file “/home/purplesci/.config/omf/theme”
open: Permission denied

This is what the fish console in WSL displays now when I open it. How can I get rid of that?

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You should not mess with files under VolFS using Windows. To repair this file you can move it under some other directory, e.g. C:\Temp. Then you can move that file back using WSL:

mv /mnt/c/Temp/theme /home/purplesci/.config/omf/theme
  • It says mv: replace '/home/purplesci/.config/omf/theme', overriding mode 0000 (---------)? What should I type? Sep 13, 2019 at 8:47
  • Try to delete that file from windows
    – WhiteWind
    Sep 13, 2019 at 13:15

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