I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have a small HDD and I noticed that the weight of the folder .Trash-0/lost+found on my computer was of 2.6 gb.
I tried to delete the files in this folder, but it seems impossible. Even with using sudo I can't delete them because I am not authorized to do so. The files in the folder are quite weird, there are folder and files named like this: #7614692, #7613635 etc. Their groups and their users are also quite weird: -1933023744, 1624453254... Even from a live cd it is not possible to delete them. Also the date of the files is ****ed up, example:
- last access: "mar. 13 juil. 1943 15:26:11 CEST" - last modification: "mer. 12 oct. 2022 15:59:51 CEST"
I recently upgraded this partition from ext3 to ext4, so I would guess that it comes from here. But I don't know if these files where there before or not.
I'm trying to delete files on a USB disk. If I try using terminal using rm, because files are write only. I can't change this, even as root using chmod or unmount mount. When I use fdisk I still can't reformat, either as superuser or root. I get the following :
Disk /dev/sdh: 16.1 GB, 16064184320 bytes 7 heads, 37 sectors/track, 121140 cylinders Units = cylinders of 259 * 512 = 132608 bytes
Is there no good way to assign permissions so that users can create files, modify files but cannot delete them? I know there's the sticky bit, but all that does is say that only the owner (who is a single user) is able to delete them. Ideally, what I want is to be able to use the sticky bit, but apply it to the file's group, rather than the file's owner.
Here's the example: I have a folder that is shared publicly. I want people not belonging to the folder's group to be able to create files, modify files, but not delete them. I want the folder's group to have full control. This would be possible if the sticky could apply to the folder's group, instead of the owner. I've looked into ACLs, but from what I gather, it's still just assigning permissions "none" "read" and "write," none of which would stop someone deleting a file, while still letting them create or modify (unless they were the owner, which is not helpful).
I used imagewriter to create an iso for an os. I now want to remove the files that where created from this process but they are locked. I have tried to reformat the drive using partitioner but 2 USB drives show in dolphin after this process and the files still remain.
I recently bought a cowon S9 mp3 player because of its capabilities of playing ogg music files. I decided I wanted to remove some music files to replace with others bur after supposedly deleting them I found that there was 10gb still in use. After opening the folder for the cowon s9 and viewing the hidden files I found a "Trash 500" folder with the songs I thought I had deleted. The problem now is I can't delete this folder, even if I open the folder as root, it doesn't allow me to delete the unwanted files.
I have a few ubuntu servers which have samba shares on the network and for the most part have had little trouble with them. Recently we purchased a few iMac's for one of our deptartments and, while we're able to access the shares, all the files on them are read-only and we are unable to delete/modify files using the iMacs. This is not an issue with any of our windows machines (W2K, WinXP, Vista).
I just can't stand knowing that there's a slight problem with my PC.I have roughly 12.5 Gigs of files, mostly movies that are multiple clones of a particular movie (which was an entirely different problem altogether) and I CANNOT DELETE THESE THINGS! There has to be a simple way to do it from terminal, problem is, I can't seem to find the trash directory in terminal.
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?
My problem is with a file that I can't delete, or move for that matter.
My dad was just randomly saving pictures and deiced he wanted to trash it. I don't know what he did, but in no longer has a file name, just the extension jpeg. Now I tried to right click it and move to the trash, but that option isn't highlighted, same for the rename. When I try to move it, it says the file does not exist. Here is what is says exactly:
Error stating file '/home/ashley/Desktop/Ed/dads files/TV Shows/isis (joanna cameron)/jpeg': No such file or directory
i need to get rid of Ubuntu from my laptop but will be putting it back on my main computer. I've followed guides and it showed that you go into computer management and right click on the Ubuntu partition and delete it, but i can't do this. This is what my screen looks like -
When i right click the first partition, all it comes up with is 'Help' and not delete.
I noticed in my system that my root partition is getting full. I found a lot of old compacted syslogfiles. Had a look at etc/sysconfig editor eg cron but could not find a setting which allows to delete files older than a month. Where and how could I influence this ? I deleted manually all syslog files older than a month. Approx 6GB
share a mount"/RAID" on my server: 192.168.0.2 with everyone on my network.192.168.0.* From what I have listed below I am able to mount the share but I can not write or delete anything. It is almost like it is ro only permissions.
From the Server:
sudo cat /etc/exports [sudo] password for jesse: # /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported # to NFS clients. See exports(5).
Eventually I need to share 192.168.0.2:/RAID on two OSX computers as well. I read some places where you need to add insecure to your /etc/exports on your server in order for the OSX client to access the the share.
I have a problem deleting a certian file from a NTFS format 1TB USB HDD.
I attempted to MOVE the file (x.avi) to another directory on the same drive. On the MOVE process I accidently cancelled it. I then COPIED the file to another directory, this copied fine so i just need to delete the original x.avi.note; when I now attempt to move the original x.avi I get an error message: "Error while moving "x.avi". There was an error moving the file into /media/1TB/Movies. More details: Error moving file: Numerical result out of range. (I'm assuming a corrupted file)?
Lastly, every time i attempt to delete x.avi, it puts the file in the wastebasket but doesnt delete it; Every delete attempt makes a new file in the wastebasket (e.g. x, x.1, x.2, x.3, x.5 etc etc).
All other files/folders are fine its just this 1 folder/file.
I'm setting up a single stand-alone computer in my classroom to be used by my students at the school where I teach. I've installed Ubuntu, as it smashes Windoze out of the court every time.
I want the students to be able to log on to the computer using just one account: 'Student'. This computer will be attached to a printer so they can type up and print oOfice documents,web pages, etc. However, once they log out, I want any files they might have saved (such as a word processed document) to be removed/deleted from the account so that when another pupil logs on to the 'Student' account they start with a clean slate. I suppose you could call it a sort-of Kiosk account.
How can I get Ubuntu to clear any saved documents on log-out?
I've got a computer with numerous media files,(video and music). It's a dual boot Windows XP , Ubuntu 10.04 install.I use it as a media box for my large LCD TV. I was wondering if anyone else has deleted the Windows system files and program folders and left the media files. Edit grub deleting Windows XP and leaving the large number of media files alone. I don't want to spend the time to backup and transfer, as it would be to time consuming. I don't want to bork the system just to clean out XP.
I have recently done a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 [and it is all going very nicely unlike some others] on my dual boot Dell Dimension 5100.After seeing some advice about advanced partitioning I decided to expand my partition table during the 10.04 install process from swap, / and /home (where I keep My Documents) to swap, /, /home, /var, /tmp and /usr, all of which was achieved without problem.I am now getting "Low Disk Space" messages on my home partition (488 MB remaining!!!) I have emptied the trash and cleaned up any obviously large but surplus files. (I did find two that concern me but they aren't HUGE and I am unsure of what they do: file-meta.db and file-index.db in /home/john/.cache/tracker/ which are 290 MB and 108 MB respectively, last modified five months ago and something to do with SQLite3.)
Anyway, am I right in saying that my new /var, /tmp and particularly /usr partitions now contain some of what was previously held on / and /home, leaving old files that can be removed? If so, what is now surplus and how do I delete it safely? I had a bit of a dig but, as the properties in Nautilus of, for example, /usr do not indicate what partition it is on, I can't safely tell what is current and what is old.
how do i delete any single one of the files in my whole disk that say something along the lines to "chromium os"? i.m just wondering because i tried to install through virtual box and failed, and probably have three different partitions consisting of nothing.
To make a long story short, I have an mp3 player, when it is connected to ubuntu I have RW access. However when i delete it, it goes to Trash, where some-why I can not delete it so i run out of space. So my question why, and how do i get ride of these files?
Although I've been using Ubuntu for a while, I haven't really done any scripting thus far,but now find myself needing to do (what I thought was) some fairly simple stuff.However, despite much searching, I have been unable to find a solution to my problem.I need a script which will delete all of the files/folders from a directory except those I specify. From the command line, I am able to use:rm -r !(constant|system|*.msh|)
which works fine, deleting everything except the 'constant' and 'system' folders (and everything in them) and any files ending in '.msh'. I have tried to put this into a script file, specifying to use the bash shell, and escaping the required characters, but I just get the message 'cannot find !(constant|*.msh)'.I have read that using the find command may be a better way of doing it, but so far I have not been able to make the command work in the way which I need (I have easily been able to delete ALL the files/folders in the directory!).