Error: EACCES: permission denied

According to this instruction: A guide to understanding 'Persistent Context'
I changed the settings in the settings.js file
I just uncommented some lines.

And now I have this

    // Context Storage
    // The following property can be used to enable context storage. The configuration
    // provided here will enable file-based context that flushes to disk every 30 seconds.
    // Refer to the documentation for further options:
    contextStorage: {
       default: {

And now in debug window write an error at regular intervals: "Error writing context: Error: EACCES: permission denied, mkdir '/home/user/.node-red/context/c58788ff.b5f1a8'"

How to find out, what rights should i need to give? and to whom?

What OS are you running and how did you install node-red?

Start node-red in a terminal (stop node red then use node-red-start if that command exists) and post the resulting output here. Use the </> button and paste it in.

Also show use what ls -l /home/user/.node-red/context gives, and if that directory does not exist then ls -l /home/user/.node-red
One possibility is that you have been using sudo when you shouldn't and have ended up with files owned by root in your home directory.

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You have an extra comma creating an invalid object.

The example was

    contextStorage: {
		storeInFile: { module: "localfilesystem"},
    	default    : { module: "memory" }

when you removed the default line you needed to remove the comma fron the storeInFile line so you have

    contextStorage: {
		storeInFile: { module: "localfilesystem"}

This is a simple error that I've made more than once :grin:

So have I, but I don't think that is what is causing the problem, nodejs seems fairly tolerant of this particular syntax error. Certainly it should be fixed though.

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