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Old 08-20-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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How to delete bootchart result files?


I have installed bootchart to inspect the boot processes. However I now get two approx 700Mb files (*.png & *.tgz) each time I start the computer. The system won't allow me to delete them. How can I delete them?
 
Old 08-20-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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you need to be root to remove things in " / "
 
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...or use "sudo".
 
Old 08-20-2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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How can I be root? And how can I use sudo? I am new to all this.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:27 PM   #5
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brian4882, i think these questions are better answered by reading a general introduction into how gnu/linux works.

a quick search revealed this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/FAQ
(useful even if you're not using ubuntu)
check out command line skills => sudo
 
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How can I be root? And how can I use sudo? I am new to all this.
It would help if you indicated which Linux you are using as there are hundreds of them and the methods aren't the same for all. Ubuntu and its derivatives use sudo which requires the password for the primary user. Other distributions require you to create a root password during the install.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:42 PM   #7
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brian4882, i think these questions are better answered by reading a general introduction into how gnu/linux works.

a quick search revealed this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/FAQ
(useful even if you're not using ubuntu)
check out command line skills => sudo
Thanks, I was able to delete the files with sudo rm /var/log/bootchart/*.*
 
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It would help if you indicated which Linux you are using as there are hundreds of them and the methods aren't the same for all. Ubuntu and its derivatives use sudo which requires the password for the primary user. Other distributions require you to create a root password during the install.
I am using Linux Mint17 Cinnamon. I have found how to do it thanks to ondoho's post.
 
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good!

teach a man how to fish...

now, please mark this thread solved. (Thread tools)
 
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