Root user unable to rm, mv or chmod
I have a directory of mp3s I'm organizing as root. I can move files into this directory and delete them, but I can't move files already present out, delete them, or change their modes.
These are the commands I've tried, and the results:
rm: remove write-protected regular file `gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3'? y
rm: cannot remove `gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3': Operation not permitted.
(rm -f <filename> produces the same results.)
mv gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3 /mp3/
mv:: cannot move `gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3': to /mp3/gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3' Operation not permitted
chmod go-r gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3
chmod: changing permissions of `gordon_lightfoot-wreck_of_the_edmond_fitzgerald.mp3': Operation not permitted.
/mp3/80s/ directory permissions: drwxr-xr-x
The file's permissions are -rw-r--r-- and the owner is root--yet root can do nothing to any files in the directory!
It sounds like the directory and all its files are sticky, but I have no idea how to check, or how to fix it.
Last edited by Zoar; 05-21-2004 at 03:05 PM.