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Old 11-03-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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Rmdir .. not emtpy ???


i'm trying to remove a dir from my file system .. and i'm getting this message :

[root@FEDORA ~]# rmdir .evolution/
rmdir: `.evolution/': Directory not empty

How can i remove a directory which has data on it ??? thanks ..
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:22 AM   #2
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rm -rf .evolution
 
Old 11-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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Careful with that command Marel gave you. I see you're running as root...
 
Old 11-03-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the note

i'm still learning and i prefer to run the machine as root .... i'm learning about DHCP , DNS now which needs root rights all the time .... SU works i know but i prefer to run it this way for now , since i'm just learning ..
 
Old 11-03-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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i'm still learning and i prefer to run the machine as root
Still learning - all the more reason not to run as root.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 06:26 PM   #6
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Re: Thanks for the note

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i'm still learning and i prefer to run the machine as root .... i'm learning about DHCP , DNS now which needs root rights all the time .... SU works i know but i prefer to run it this way for now , since i'm just learning ..
You can login as a normal user, open a terminal emulator (console) and switch to root using su. You do not need to login "proper" as root to do any sysadmin tasks.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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i will try to apply your advice

i will try to put your advice into consideratoin. since
 
  


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