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Does anyone know how to delete the old backup files with yum as super user (su)?! I am running on fedora 10 remade to desktop (installed only 'f10-i686 live' on a HD). It is a small wonder, but I still cannot manage it. Pls., advise
I guess I don't understand what do you mean by "old backup files" and "with yum" in the same sentence.
When some packages are updated a post script saves the new configuration files as "whatever.rpmsave".
Also, yum can keep the files on the cache.
So, can you explain this a little more ? Maybe you are not using the right term...
I installed a package Simple backup for desktop use from the package list. On my PC it does not work as intended (the controls are not accepted by the backup utility). I instructed it to remove the old backups and it didn't do so. The backups are on the desktop, managed by root. If I enter the terminal as su how can I remove these backups. What is their extension '*.~' or something else.
It doesn't work. It is not a joke.
(I renamed it after the backup manager was unable to manage it, because the name was too long. I have also another backup of the system with original file name, if this is a problem)
In the properties settings I read:
Type: folder (inode/directory)
How can I move it at least to a flash memory. There are three backups to delete and the fourth one is the last back up, and I need it I guess.
yes, the guys above are all correct. try "rm -rf folder_name" as emclinux pointed.
anyway, a good way to get the permissions of a folder/file is "ls -ld folder_name". The information returned is far better than the basic properties you gave to us in a previous post.