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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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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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on Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
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the commands are
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.
Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!
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