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log in as that user and try to delete it from there. Are you using Ubuntu? I've heard that their version of root isn't really root.
If so, then add your user account to the sudoers file (/etc/sudoers) and beneath that add rm (the command you want to be able to sudo). Then, try removing the file using
sudo rm -cvzf.tgz
and then typing your password. Hopefully this helps.
billymayday: that won't actually work, In the same way you can't create a file with
but can with
Brief partly inaccurate discription follows
Double quotes simply prevent spaces being argument separators, single quotes do the same but don't allow expansion of variables ie '$path'. So - is still the first part of the argument, making the argument an option part.
You can use "rm -- -cvzf.tgz". The double dashes tells bash that there are no more arguments so the dash can be taken literally.
So to demonstrate, you could enter:
touch -- -stupid.name
rm -- stupid.name
As you already noticed the touch command needs the double dashes as well for the same reason that they are needed for the "rm" command. Otherwise the shell takes the characters following the dash as arguments.