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I opened kaudiocreator as root and started ripping, intending to copy the ripped files back to my home directory later. Kde crashed (astounding in itself) and I am left with a strange 15 MB file 'Bach' which was the author name that I gave to the tracks. It says it is an octet stream. I cant delete the file. The message it gives is :
remove write protected weird file?
And on saying yes, it says that the operation is not permitted.
Using Slackware 10
(I have to find a way of granting permissions to open audio cds as user)
If you can remove everything else from there, it's not a permission problem (at least not with the directory). Directories have write access too, just as files (+w) and if the file in the directory has different permissions from the directory it resides in, the directory's permissions apply. That's what I meant by saying that directory's permissions are stronger. So to remove a file from the directory, you will have to have write access not only to the file you are trying to remove, but also to the directory where it is located in.
It's strange that you can't even remove it logged in as root, I'm out of imagination here...
I have found a forum with the same problem; have to read it completely but (I may be wrong here) they say its some kind of hack, which i my case is wuled out because its only got to do with the ripping, and I guess because of the crash the system hasnt been able to determine the file type or permissions or anything about it. For one thing I just cant imagine someone trying to hack my computer, and surely not with the innocuous music thingy.