Re: undeletable file
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: undeletable file
- From: Adam Klein <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 10:52:56 -0800
- Message-id: <19971203105256.37916@parsley>
- In-reply-to: <19971203104109.42791@flounder>; from Ken Lauffenburger on Wed, Dec 03, 1997 at 10:41:09AM -0600
- References: <19971203104109.42791@flounder>
On Wed, Dec 03, 1997 at 10:41:09AM -0600, 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.
> Any suggestions?
This is probably a problem with the ext2fs attributes. Take a look
at lsattr(1) and chattr(1).
Hope this helps.
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