Ubuntu :: Delete A Folder Owned By Root?

Jul 4, 2011

I copied a folder from /media/memory_stick into a folder /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons.
Trying to open the copied folder I discovered that it is impossible because it is owned by root.I should like to delete the copied folder.To avoid this ownership I copied the folder in /home/cristian/Downloads and I will copy it with:sudo cp -R folder_name /opt/openerp/server/bin/addonsMaybe in this way the folder will be not more owned by root.I tried already but because in the destination folder already exist one owned by root nothing is happening.

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Sep 2, 2010

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-----------------e- /scratchbox/

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harsh@ubuntu:~$ sudo rm -rf /scratchbox/
rm: cannot remove `/scratchbox/users/hari/proc/asound/Intel': Operation not permitted
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I followed these instructions:
"copy - paste this code into terminal
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done

now copy-paste this code into terminal
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Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation

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Jun 13, 2011

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