can't remove files I put on - has lock symble

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can't remove files I put on - has lock symble

Postby bth73 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:15 am

This is one aspect of this linux I hate I want root privilege at all times. I want to control computer not computer telling me what I can do. I can always reinstall if i f**k up.
Copied some files from a audio CD and now the wise computer won't let me delete them.
These are not necessary or important files, have nothing to do with anything.
Why are they transferring as locked files in the first place?
I read the stickys on running as root but can't seem to make it work.
What I put on - I should be able to delete!
HELP PLEASE
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Re: can't remove files I put on - has lock symble

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:26 am

This is an old debate - who's allowed to do what and how :)
Anyway the files can be removed from the terminal
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rm filename

if you are in the same folder
Another solution is
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gksudo nautilus

or for KDE konqueror in administrative mode
Now you are able to delete the file
Leave root as soon as you are done (close the file browser)
Files with a lock icon must be deleted as root
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Re: can't remove files I put on - has lock symble

Postby bth73 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:35 am

Thanks, I found a link to gksudo myself just now and removed files and changed permissions on remaining files. Kind of a pain to figure out as a newbee. I guess I can use this for any file with locks? Had a ntfs drive in the past that gave me similar problems.
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Re: can't remove files I put on - has lock symble

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:07 pm

changed permissions on remaining files.

Be careful with that not to talk of changing owner...
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