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Originally posted by bluenirve well, that's pretty risky too... cause then, you'll be just like root, defeating the whole purpose. I think it's best to just be a regular user, and when you need special powers (lol), su into root...
Not to beat a dead horse, but the problem that's at the root (no pun intended ) of this thread is that he wasn't able to delete something from his home directory i.e. /home/michael because /home is owned by root. This is confusing to me.
I'm not at my linux box now, but I'm pretty sure the /home directory is owned by root, yet I've never had any problem deleting things from my own home directory i.e. /home/cpv204 without signing in as root or using su.
What gives? A user should have permissions in his own home directory, right?