force delete/remove and mass file permissions-setting
These are a force delete/remove and mass file permissions-setting information questions.
I have Redhat Linux 9.0 on a custom-built computer. Hardware is not an issue.
There are two users: Root and Individual. I have access to both
I copied a directory/folder/whatever from a CD onto Individual's desktop. It has multiple sub-folders and sub-sub-folders, so going through each sub-folder to change permissions and empty them out and then deleting them is not really an option.
When I log in as Root, I cannot see the Individual's directory, nor the desktop for the Individual.
1. What command(s) do I run while logged in as Individual (or Root, I don't care) to force a delete of the parent directory/folder and all of its sub-folders and files (the CD I copied)? Is there a particular directory on the Indivual user that I should be in (like desktop) in order to run the command?
I see reference to the rm -rf <directory name> command in various threads here, but I don't know if that is correct, or where I should be when I run it (I assume that if the folder is on the desktop, I should be in desktop and try to delete the folder associated to it.
2. What system setting changes can I make to make sure that permissions are automatically set to permit full user access when something is downloaded/installed/copied?