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folder permissions...

Postby matt_tee on Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:49 am

Hi all, can you help me?

How do i change folder permissions, to allow me to delete a folder?

It says 'you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions'

i have tried the chmod command as root in terminal, but cannot get it to work, am i doing something wrong?
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:13 am

Why do you want to delete a folder not in your /home?
Normally you should not do that...
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sudo rm /path_to_your_folder/your_folder

Don't do this unless you are sure you can delete the folder!
//edit//After Boo's post I see the typo - rmdir not rm :)/
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Postby Boo on Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:37 am

the commands are

rmdir /path/to/directory

if the folder is not empty use.

rm -rf /path/to/file_or_dir

use sudo if you really want to get rid of stuff.

but you are warned one wrong move and you system is gone. :twisted:

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