Re: undeletable file
On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Ken Lauffenburger wrote:
> I remember seeing something about this on the list awhile back,
> but I haven't been able to find it in the archives.
> I have a file that has somehow been commandeered by an undefined
> group, and I can't seem to remove, move, or change its ownership:
> leisure# ls -l fstobdf
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root 65535 29640 Oct 17 23:58 fstobdf
> rm: remove `fstobdf', overriding mode 0755? y
> rm: fstobdf: Operation not permitted
> leisure# chown root.root fstobdf
> chown: fstobdf: Operation not permitted
> leisure# rm fstobdf
> leisure# mv fstobdf fstobdf.1
> mv: cannot move `fstobdf' to `fstobdf.1': Operation not permitted
> I have no idea how the file's ownership got this way, or how to
> remove it. I haven't tried going to single-user mode yet; I'm on
> a remote connection to this box.
If it's an ext2 filesystem, you could check out the commands chattr and
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