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Old 05-10-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Chattr problem

What is the deal with chattr ?

.retrovolrc is in the root dir.

# chattr +i .retrovolrc

No error message.

There is a message if file does not exist which does not apply in this case.

How can you track down problems like this ?

No problem with +i with files in other directories ?


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Old 05-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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where is the problem?
Old 05-11-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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I can not add the i attribute to that file.
Old 05-11-2014, 03:06 PM   #4
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I found out what the problem was.

Somehow, root had the immutable bit set. (My fault )

Sorry for the trouble.


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