General :: Possible To Delete All The Files Including System Files As Root?

Sep 21, 2010

If I am logged in as root in a linux system and I run command rm -rf on / folder, should it remove all the files? also the kernel?

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General :: Delete 0 Bytes Files From A Fat Filesystem From Within System?

Oct 11, 2010

I have an external hdd which is formatted with fat for use by both on linux and windows. The issue is that I can't delete some of the files I have which show up with size 0. Also, the modification timestamp (as detected by Krusader, the file manager I am using) is 1935. How can I delete these kind of files without affecting the running fs?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Backup Including System Files - Boot From Live Cd?

Apr 22, 2010

I am researching how to make an effective backup on Ubuntu Server. This server will have Vsftp, VPN, Samba stuff , many other added packages +many printers, many users + data. I know I can use tar for the data /u no problem. 1. I was testing tar on the /home directory on a few user directories. I then created a new directory and did a restore of the users directories on it. I noticed the /home/user owner and group were root. The files in each directory remained the same. This gave me concern. If I had a crash and had to restore these to a new HD. I would have to change these, what else would I need to change? 2. Since I have many config files, how do I back up them? I know I can do a dump, but then users shouldn't be on the system. The system files will change as they add users, printers, etc, and asking users to not work, is not really an option while dump is running. I thought I could do a tar on whole system. (cron late at night .. not as many users) Then in event of crash of HD.

1. Boot from live cd
2. format the new drive
3. tar back in the whole system

Will this work right? Is there something I am missing?

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General :: Delete Protected Windows Executable Files Via System?

Oct 26, 2009

I use Ubuntu 9.04 exclusively on my own machines, but I have a couple of flash drives that got infected by some corrupt windows executable (*.exe) files, probably by somebody's trojan (they are Cruzer 4GB so came with installed fancy programs that I dont need but didnt remove and Windows keeps installing unwanted ini files and other trash every time I use them in somebody elses machine or in an internet cafe). I deleted quite a few files, but some are stubborn.
$ sudo chmod +w-X doesnt seem to work. How do I unprotect and remove them? The filesystem is vFAT.

I suspect the files were created by some kind of a trojan as my work requires my flash to be pretty promiscuous.
When I 've backed up all the good files I need, I'd be happy to reformat the flash drives as straight vanilla data storage and retrieval, provided I can still use them on a variety of machines running MS windows as well as on my Linux machines. Any guidance on reformatting?

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General :: Wget / Delete Files / Getting Bunch Of Filefolders, But No Files, Ex."cccamp07-de-1845?

Oct 11, 2010

I am trying to dl the files located here: http://good.net/dl/bd/CCCamp-2007/video/m4v/ using wget.

Now when I use the command wget -r -A .m4v http://good.net/dl/bd/CCCamp-2007/video/m4v/

I get the just a bunch of filefolders, but no files, ex."cccamp07-de-1845-Freifunk_und_Recht.m4v" but its a folder.

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General :: 'all Files' Switch For Grep - Including 'hidden'?

Jun 14, 2010

If I type 'grep alias .bashrc' a whole load of stuff comes up. However, if I type 'grep alias *' nothing comes up. Is there some switch for including 'hidden' files - like the -a switch for ls?

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General :: Change The Permission Of Root Files Or Looked Files?

Oct 26, 2010

I had used test desk program to restore my files ,the files that recovered was saved in home folderthe problem is that these files are become root permission only ,so i cantcopy , move theme

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Ubuntu :: Delete Files From Another File System?

Oct 24, 2010

When I boot up my Ubuntu system I get the following error message:Install Problem The configuration defaults for Gnome Power Management have been installed incorrectlyI found the following posting and this describes what also happesystemhttps://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...uestion/111256I've created a recovery disk by using a memory stick from which I can boot. I can mount the old filesystem (HD). When I navigate, with the file browser, into one of the folder on the the HD and try to delete messages I get the following error message - 'Error removing file: Permission denied'.I guess I need to log / tell those files the root password from the system installation as per the version on the HD. But how do I do this?

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General :: Can't Copy Files To Root Owned Files?

Feb 1, 2011

When i installed ubuntu. I made a seperate partition so that i could copy an ISO image onto it of an up-to-date version of ubuntu. I wanted to then boot the ISO up so i could install the version that way.I've already tried doing it through the update manager but it'll download, almost be done with installing and it freezes on me. so i figured this would be easier. However i do not know how to gain access to the other partition to copy the ISO image.

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General :: Can Not Move Files To Root Files In Kubuntu 9.04?

Aug 18, 2009

Being relatively new both to Linux and this forum, i am sorry if i make a post that already is, evn though i couldn`t find it.My problem is i can`t move downloaded files over to root filesystem, i have downloaded and unpacked them to files. to change it`s looks and downloaded a skin, i open root, go to usr---> amsn ---> share --> skins, now i am to copy the file of the skin over to the root directory, butI also tried alt+f2, writing sudo conqueror, as an advice i got, but there was noe difference.

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Fedora :: Delete Character MS-DOS Text Files On System?

Aug 17, 2011

We had seen some time ago, various tricks to remove the character MS-DOS text files on Linux. Here is a new trick to do this directly from the vim editor.
to convert a file opened with vim in UNIX format, simply use the following command code...

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Server :: System Files Delete By Typo - /bin/ Gone _ Recover It?

Jan 23, 2010

I had some bad luck today when I was trying to fix an account that had trouble with FTP. I decided to remove the user and add him again and reset all configuration. Anyhow, to make things short, I accidently typed rm /* -R -f and without looking hit the enter button, as soon as I realised what I wrote I hit ctrl+c. Too bad the /bin/ folder was gone by this time and standard commands like ls didn't execute anymore.

My question is if there is any way to recover these files by a system repair or something? The server is used to host a heavy loaded site which can't afford any downtime, and silly me didn't make a backup of the whole HDD, just the important folders (not the system files).

Currently I don't have the balls to restart the server as I know this will probably turn into a dissaster. I also don't have straight access to this server since it is located in a datacenter (I can go there if absolutely necessary but I rather don't).

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Ubuntu Security :: Delete Files Off Journaling File-system?

Feb 19, 2010

I have some very confidental files on my computer that I store such as credit reports, and other things. I always encrypt them with GPG, but there still is that original non-encrypted file left that needs to be deleted. I looked into tools like wipe, and shred but they all say that it really doesn't help on journaling filesystems directly on their man page.

I am not asking how to wipe the whole drive with dd or anything, but I am simply asking if there is a tool that'll delete a single file securely.

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Ubuntu :: Accidently Delete Files In Windows System Drive?

Sep 1, 2011

I have dual boot ubuntu 10.10 and Windows XP and Accidently, Some files in XP system drive files got deleted and now canot boot into Win XP,These are the files left and nothing happend to folder....

AUTOEXEC.BAT
boot.ini
CONFIG.SYS

[code]....

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Software :: VFat File System - No Permissions To Delete Files

Feb 21, 2010

I have the cowon iAudio7 music player with vfat file system and increasingly running into permission problems when I try to delete files. Unsurprisingly I am now running out of space. I am figuring if I could somehow mount it onto a folder in my home partition I will have full permissions. The problem is the drives name which is exactly with space: So even if try to delete files in the terminal I don't know how to cd into:

Code:
/media/I AUDIO7
note the space between I & AUDIO7.

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Ubuntu :: Permissions For My Home Directory Were Accidentally Changed From 'access Files' To 'create And Delete Files?

Nov 25, 2010

the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?

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Programming :: C++: Not #including Files?

Jun 16, 2010

I'm trying to make my program as small as possible. Currently it's down to 17.8 KB, but I'd like to get it smaller (I know, I'm insane). Is there a way to not use the "#include" directive to include the entire header, but rather to just load only the stuff I need? For example, I just want to include 'sprintf' and 'printf' from stdio.h, not the entire header. Is this possible? Or am I misunderstanding some fundamental element here?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Delete "vmkd" Files - Root Partition Full - Why

Feb 1, 2010

I had been copying "vmkd" files all of which are very large (11gig) each and later deleted them and it appears some I had deleted using "root" I reached a point when it couldn't do it and it said it couldn't because trash bin was full. Sure enough I found my root partition (20gigs) was full. I went root and emptied its trash bin which freed up about (4gigs) of space. I just set up a new system (11.2) on another drive and have setup it up with exactly the same programs as the system I'm having a problem with and the new systems root partition only has (6gigs) in the root partition. Question; how do I clean out my problem root partition?

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General :: Cannot Open File In RW Mode - Filling Root File System With Log Files

Nov 3, 2010

I work for a company that makes portable devices running Linux and I was recently asked to make the underlying file system read-only for "security" purposes. Since the distribution is based on LinuxFromScratch, I know that very little writing happens at run time. So, even if the device runs on a usb flash device, I doubt that putting the root file system RO will be that beneficial. I am actually more concerned about a process actually breaking because it cannot open a file in RW mode than a process going rogue and filling the root file system with log files, etc. I'd really like to ear what kind of advantages disadvantages there really is with read-only file-systems.

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General :: Desktop Environment As Root - Files Created By The Desktop That Could Compromise The System

Jul 20, 2011

a server at work has been accessed through the desktop environment as root. I know this is a risk and since I have never done it before I was wondering if there are any files created by the desktop that could compromise the system and how could I clean it up.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Simple Backup HD Including All Files?

Feb 20, 2010

I am somewhat new to Linux and I am looking for a way to back up my HD with all my Linux files. I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. The HD has been partitioned so that the computer can run Red Hat Scientific Linux. Using Grub I can dual boot to either Windows 7 or Linux on start up. I want a simple way of backing up the entire contents of my HD (both partitions - everything) - so that in the event of my laptop being damaged I can reconstruct my set up and data as before with all my files and settings in both Windows 7 and Linux intact. Is there a simple program that will enable me to copy everything to an external HD for back up. Can anyone recommend a package that will do this?

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Fedora Security :: Log Files Empty - System Does Not Allow Root To Login ?

Feb 2, 2010

For a month or so now, I have been enabling ssh and opening port 22. I cron'ed the start and stop commands to leave them open only a few hours a day. After a bit, I checked my logs to find that some IP or another was attempting to brute force my root account.

I took little real threat by the offense.

(1) my system does not allow root to login and

(2) it would cut them off sooner than later when my system issued the stop command.

fast forward

Today I log in to find that all of my log files, as viewed from the gnome log file viewer, were empty of entries from about noon yesterday and prior.

Though I haven't noticed anything at all out of the ordinary with my system, I would like to get more opinions on the matter. Would there be any conceivable way that this was an automatic system routine, a clean up action of something? Additionally, if I was indeed the victim of a hack, what can I do to further protect my system (keeping in mind that I do want to access my system via ssh from time to time)?

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General :: Delete All But 10 Newest Files?

Apr 8, 2011

I'm trying to keep a directory full of log files manageable. Nightly, I want to delete all but the 10 most recent. How can I do this in a single command?

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General :: Automatically Delete Log Files?

Apr 9, 2011

I have a script running as a cronjobIt outputs logs upon each run to /var/log/mylog.logIs there anyway I can delete this or compress it when it gets too large?A cheap and dirty way is to setup another cronjob to delete the log every X interval.... although I'm not sure if that's the proper way

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General :: Delete All My Windows Files?

Mar 8, 2011

I would boot up windows and do it but window will no longer open my system crashed and was only able to recover linux. i open up system info and 31 gig of memory are used up on windows. i try to delete them but the option doest pop up and the delete key will not work. how can i remove all the windows files without deleting any of my linux stuff? if its possible.

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General :: Delete A File Or Certain Files Using Php?

Apr 28, 2011

i wanna ask on how to delete a file or a certain file in linux by using php or in other word by using web browser. example i want to delete the file inside /var/www/cgi-bin/ with browser.

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General :: Delete Files In A Directory - RM?

Jun 17, 2010

I have a USB drive that I boot using SysLinux. I think select one of several options to complete a task. I do not have access to edit those Kernels. I need to add a option from the Syslinux menu where I can delete all the files from a specific directory.

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General :: Delete Files Which Have No Extensions?

May 30, 2010

how to delete only files which have no extensions in the directories. but other files should exist.

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General :: Delete Hidden Files I Have 2 In My PC?

Feb 10, 2011

What should do? Or how to delete that I have 2 hidden in my PC?
I know nothing that's why please tell me detail if some one know about it?

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General :: How To Delete Selected Files?

Feb 10, 2010

Assumed I have the following files:

test12.txt
test13.txt
test14.txt
test15.txt

I want to delete the first 3 files with one command. How to do that?

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