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Old 02-25-2011, 06:14 AM   #1
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nokia n900


Hi 5 minutes ago I read how to delete a file or folder via apt-get remove but my written any rates and stops also tried rm and the file name again failed some sort of ideas otherwise I'm with Nokia n900
 
Old 02-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Um... It's definitely not apt-get remove. "apt-get remove" is for uninstalling things. "rm" is for removing files, as you note. For clarity:
Code:
rm filename
should remove a file and
Code:
rm -r folder
should remove a folder

However, it's possible that it's write-protected or owned by root. Perhaps you could post the output you get when you type
Code:
ls -l filename
into the terminal? And you say linux (debian ) Nokia N900... You're aware the N900 runs Maemo, not Debian, right?

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Hi 5 minutes ago I read how to delete a file or folder via apt-get remove but my written any rates and stops also tried rm and the file name again failed some sort of ideas otherwise I'm with Nokia n900

If you cant remove a file or folder (i assume you are using the maemo x terminal ) you must first be able to gain root access. There is a forum dedicated to maemo here where you can find out everything you need to know about your n900.

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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I totally failed to notice that this wasn't in the Mobile forum, too cheers slack-fu.

Sorry disappear, I assumed you knew how to gain root access, as slack-fu also noted. Here is a link to the Maemo Wiki article on it - I personally use the rootsh method listed first.

Hope this helps,
 
Old 02-27-2011, 05:22 AM   #5
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thank both for the advice I had no time yet to try them out but now begin
 
Old 02-27-2011, 05:31 AM   #6
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To really maemo 5 but it opens my x-terminal displays (Debian 3:1.10.2. losso30 Legal-+0 M5). so I think it works under version of Debian
 
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To really maemo 5 but it opens my x-terminal displays (Debian 3:1.10.2. losso30 Legal-+0 M5). so I think it works under version of Debian
Maemo is based on debian, so you can install any ARM .deb package on it.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #8
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It is amazing that I can install another set of Debian for example there was a distribution version 5 (Lenny) quote from memory, but I think you should first learn to work on Linux and then experiment with n900 incidentally was not delete a file or folder displayed on my screen "cannot remove no such file or folder on directory"
with best wishes
 
Old 02-28-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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Then it sounds like you've already deleted the file, or you're not in the directory it's in try
Code:
ls
to see all the (non-hidden) files in the directory
 
Old 03-02-2011, 12:07 PM   #10
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I decided my problem through the start menu on your laptop is one option"help and support" to the function scan disk and remove the error,process starts and then safely delete and create folders.
 
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