can't delete ".conky-start.sh" file

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omer-o
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can't delete ".conky-start.sh" file

Postby omer-o » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:12 pm

i created a .sh file for conky on desktop. now i can't delete the file. how can i delete it?

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Re: can't delete ".conky-start.sh" file

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:29 pm

What do you mean you can not delete it? Ctrl+H in Nautilus will show hidden files, or open a terminal in the folder where the file is and:

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rm .conky-start.sh

If it says you don't have permissions to do it, switch to:

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sudo rm .conky-start.sh
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Re: can't delete ".conky-start.sh" file

Postby Angtagapagligt » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:41 am

Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type the following lines:

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cd Desktop
sudo rm ~YOURFILE.SH~


Of course you have to replace ~YOURFILE.SH~ with the name of your file.
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Re: can't delete ".conky-start.sh" file

Postby seppalta » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:31 pm

You have to own the file, or act as root (computer supervisor), to delete a file. Unless you change their owner, the files that you own are likely pretty well limited to some of the files in your home directory. For general information on this subject: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#5.


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