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Old 04-21-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
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remove write-protected file


how do u remove the write-protected file(s)?
Old 04-21-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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Which write protected files do you want to remove? Be careful, and be sure they're not subdirectories of /

If you are certain you want to delete this file, just type "su" and enter the password and do the same thing as a super user.

If that still doesn't work, type (as root) "chmod +w filename"
Old 04-22-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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I wanted to rm the mp3 files from my usb drive.

[root@192 thumb]# rm *.mp3
rm: remove write-protected regular file `Creed - Higher.mp3'? y
rm: cannot remove `Creed - Higher.mp3': Read-only file system
rm: remove write-protected regular file `Creed - One Lasy Breath.mp3'? y
rm: cannot remove `Creed - One Lasy Breath.mp3': Read-only file system

as you can see this files couldn't be deleted.
Old 04-22-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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By any chance would the USB drive have a small switch on it that enables/disables write-protection?

Otherwise it looks like you may have mounted it read-only and will need to mount it read-write.
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Alternatively, as long as nothing else on the USB drive needed to be saved, you could just reformat it. -- J.W.
Old 04-22-2004, 03:06 AM   #6
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thanx 4 all the reply. I managed to remove all the mp3 files. it seems that when I plug in the usb drive while running redhat, all the files in it becomes read-only. after reboot (usb drive still attached to the pc), all the mp3 files can be deleted.


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