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Old 05-28-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Can't delete as root?


Howdy

I can't seem to delete a bunch of files and folders as root

Code:
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# rm -r /home/media/downtherabbithole
rm: cannot remove `/home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi': Operation not permitted
 
Old 05-28-2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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"lsattr" could these be marked as immutable or append-only?

Are they on local disk (not NFS or similar)?
 
Old 05-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #3
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"lsattr" could these be marked as immutable or append-only?

Are they on local disk (not NFS or similar)?
There are on a ext4 raid (am new to linux btw :P)
 
Old 05-28-2013, 04:56 AM   #4
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What is the output of the following commands:
Code:
lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole

# and

ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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What is the output of the following commands:
Code:
lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole

# and

ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole
Hey thanks this is the output

Code:
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole
-------------e-- /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 1001 1001 ? 4096 May 23 23:35 fcgi-bin
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:21 AM   #6
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That looks OK (although there doesn't seem to be a user and group associated with uid/gid 1001. Not a show stopper.).

What about the file that's giving you problems:
Code:
lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi

# and

ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
If the output is similar to your previous reply, check /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin as well.
 
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:24 AM   #7
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That looks OK (although there doesn't seem to be a user and group associated with uid/gid 1001. Not a show stopper.).

What about the file that's giving you problems:
Code:
lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi

# and

ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
If the output is similar to your previous reply, check /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin as well.
It was once used on a debain set up but I moved to xbmcbuntu

Code:
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
----i--------e-- /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1001 1001 ? 219 May 23 23:35 /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
Code:
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin
----i--------e-- /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# ls -lZ /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin
total 4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1001 1001 ? 219 May 23 23:35 php5.fcgi

Last edited by Vodkaholic1983; 05-28-2013 at 05:25 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:28 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vodkaholic1983 View Post
Code:
root@xbmc-System-Product-Name:~# lsattr /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin
----i--------e-- /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
The file is immutable (cannot be changed, removed etc).

As root user do the following:
Code:
chattr -i /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
Now you should be able to delete/change the file.
 
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:30 AM   #9
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The file is immutable (cannot be changed, removed etc).

As root user do the following:
Code:
chattr -i /home/media/downtherabbithole/fcgi-bin/php5.fcgi
Now you should be able to delete/change the file.
Awesome thanks! is there a way to do this to all the files in a folder say /home/media/ ?

As there is alot of sites with have the same problem

edit that no problem all done now thanks again!

Last edited by Vodkaholic1983; 05-28-2013 at 05:33 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:35 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Vodkaholic1983 View Post
is there a way to do this to all the files in a folder say /home/media/ ?
You first need to check if this and possibly other file attributes are set and why (there might be a good reason for it).

If you are sure this needs to be done you can use chattr recursively (this example removes the i flag):
Code:
chattr -R -i /home/media/
Do have a look at the chattr and lsattr man pages!

Quote:
As there is alot of sites with have the same problem
This isn't site related, but related to files (and/or directories) on your machine.
 
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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You first need to check if this and possibly other file attributes are set and why (there might be a good reason for it).

If you are sure this needs to be done you can use chattr recursively (this example removes the i flag):
Code:
chattr -i -R /home/media/
Do have a look at the chattr and lsattr man pages!

This isn't site related, but related to files (and/or directories) on your machine.
It was done via virtualmin (which used to run /home on this raid setup)

everyone of the old website's had it's own php.ini etc... it's just the way virtualmin runs.
Cheers again Druuna
 
  


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