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Old 02-27-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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Permission Denied - Help!!!

Still struggling with the same issue; not being able to delete some files within /tmp even as root. Originally I could not delete 20 files. But after a few days I was able to delete 17 files (I did rm * and it deleted 17 of them..but not the other 3). Now I am down to 3 which I cant delete.

castor:/tmp/courier-imap-1.7.0/unicode # whoami
castor:/tmp/courier-imap-1.7.0/unicode # ls *
ls: iso8859.c: Permission denied
ls: iso8859_convert.c: Permission denied
ls: unicode.h: Permission denied
castor:/tmp/courier-imap-1.7.0/unicode # rm *
rm: cannot lstat `iso8859.c': Permission denied
rm: cannot lstat `iso8859_convert.c': Permission denied
rm: cannot lstat `unicode.h': Permission denied
castor:/tmp/courier-imap-1.7.0/unicode #

Anybody explain what would cause this?

Old 02-27-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm taking a guess that those files are in use. Thus the 17 which you could delete after a few days was because you'd stopped using the apps which were using those files.
Unless the files are huge, and/or are just accumulating, why fuxxor with them?


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