Deletion of syslog.log
I have an issue, and have been trying to figure it our all day. I literally started learning Linux over the past 48 hours. I LOVE IT... Once I get out of the Military I am going to go back to school for something pertaining to that... Anyways this is the situation I am in: As the root user I attempted to delete a file called syslog.log The file owner is root and the group membership is also root. The file also exists in the home directory of root (/root).
I used rm -f syslog.log
Then received this error message: rm: cannot remove 'syslog.log': operation not permitted
I ran ls -l to try and view information about the file:
ls -l syslog.log
the resulant output line was as follows:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3511 sep 1 19:46 syslog.log
Questions I have on this are:
What caused this to happen?
How would I give root deletion permission to this file?
What command would allow me to see that root cannot delete this file?
Thank you fo the help! Much appreciated!