I removed a user account from my installation of 9.10 however that does not remove the users home directory, which I also want to do. I emptied the directory as as best I can tell, that is ls returns nothing in the directory. However when I run sudo rmdir josephI getrmdir: failed to remove `joseph': Directory not empty
I'm trying to delete the mythtv directory in my /Home directory. I tried rm and rmdir with sudo but that didn't work and I got an error message that said the directory wasn't empty. Then I tried 'sudo -Rf rmdir mythtv', but I keep getting an invalid option error. -R was for recursive right? Is there someway to remove this directory?
I have a couple of beginner questions;I have checked out some source code in a directory, not inside the home directory, using: Code:git clone git://git.videolan.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg-gitI moved the folder around (was not originally in the right directory), and now would like to delete it and start from scratch. How can I do it without creating issues with git? (I don't see ffmpeg-git in Synaptic)More generally, what is the best way to delete old folders related to obsolete or malfunctioning software, or even unsuccessful attempts at installing software ? Can I do 'delete' in the file manager? or just sudo rm <folder name> ? Or is there hidden issues?Another related question: When manually installing packages not available in Synaptic, for example, from downloaded tar.gz, what is the recommended directory structure. For example, is it better to use, for example: /home/<program name>/source to unpack the source code/home/<program name>/build to build the software?as opposed to using folders in the root directory? Is there a tutorial on the subject of best practice for directory structure?
I run a server where multiple people can access it via SSH and have access to the same folder. Someone recently decided to stop using my server so I deleted their login account inside the User and Group GUI inside gnome. I accidentally selected delete files owned by this user. I didn't think much of it because the user didn't actually own any of the files since it was shared among all of them. Anyway, ALL the files in that shared home directory vanished, including the home directory. How can I recover this? It didn't move all the files to the root trash or my local user's trash folder. Are the permanently deleted?
Ubuntu 10.04 lts Desktop suddenly started to delete the mountpoint directory after umount: mkdir dirsudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 dir... works well ...sudo umount dirdir is gone Another similar unanswered post.
I have a FAT32 SD card with a file on it, that, viewed in Windows the filename consists of a long string of nonsense. Viewed in my Android phone's Linux terminal, ls -a shows nothing in the directory. When I try to delete the parent directory with rm -rf deleteme, it fails with "Directory not empty". When I try to delete/move in Windows 7, it says the filename would be too long and/or Explorer crashes. Windows disk check doesn't find anything wrong. How can I delete this?
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.
I know that rm -i will prompt wether you want to delete each file.But rm -i -r will prompt for each file in each subdirectory recursively. How to make it prompt just for the directory itself, and then delete its contents without asking?How to delete all the files in a directory without deleting . and ..?How to recursively delete all tilde files in a directory?How to GUI file managers delete files to Trash? Where is this "Trash" located? Can you delete to trash in the command line?
I was transferring some files from my laptop (running FC6) to a server at my work (don't know what kind) with "scp -rpC" and it stalled, don't know why. Now when I try to delete the files from the server so I can start again I get the following error message
I wanna delete a directory with its files and I wanna do that as follows: rm -r dirToDelete Unfortunately, I always get asked for EACH single file if I wanna delete this because it is write protected.... Is there a way to suppress this feedback message so that just the whole directory with its contents disappears?
I need a PHP script to delete a line with certain pattern from all filesin a directory. The Directory contain files with extensions .js,.html and.php. Do any body give a working code snippet to Read all files in a directory with above extension and delete that line from the files.
I have been trying to write a script that will take a directory, for example /accounts compress it into a .tar file with the filename containing the date of compression, for example accounts030210.tar and then place that file into a directory called /archive
I also want the script to delete files in /archive that are older than 7 days.
Directories(-entries) are in a EXT2 file system managed in a singly linked list. Delete files in the directory causes Gaps or holes to appear in the linked list of the directory.How does a C-source code look like, which would reorganize this list and remove the gaps or Holes.
I am trying to add a command to my backup script to delete the oldest file in the destination folder before adding a new .tar.gz file.I found this information at .html which I thought would work fine and added the following line to my backup script:ls -t -r -l /backups/Scalix_Backup* | head --lines 1 | xargs rmHowever when I tried this I get an error:rm: invalid option -- wTry `rm --help' for more information
I am facing a problem in Windows due to a virus called Newfolder.exe which creats files with the same name as it's parent directory and an extension .exe and this happens for every directory in the entire hierarchy in the infected pen drive. The antivirus detects them, but is sucking slow. So I thought this is a good opportunity to use the concepts of the all mighty shell script to remove those as they follow the same pattern. Say my complete path is
The virus would have created an file with complete paths
If fol1 has two more directories fol11 and fol12 Then there would be two more .exe(virus created) in the following path
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?
SO after using Testdisk to recover some images, the folders recup_dir.1 & 2 have saved in my FIle System area, when ever I try to press delete noting happens. I have also tried rm -f -rrm -f -fIt still dont delete, I have also deleted my user account and made a new one, but the files are still there.
Why is there no Delete when I right click like there is with Windows in ubuntu? Pretty much everything else is there like new folder and so on Is there some way to add it? Also why when i delete something does it not ask me if I am sure that i want to delete that file?