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  1. #1
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    cant delete files

    im try to delete some file from cpanel but
    everytime i delete nad refresh they come back
    also if i try to change the perms it does not let me?

    any suggests

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    Have you tried to delete the files from the command prompt?
    Also check the permissions and ownership of the files you are trying to delete from the command prompt.
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    may be that file under root permission

    please check the permission before delt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekhatitus View Post
    Have you tried to delete the files from the command prompt?
    Also check the permissions and ownership of the files you are trying to delete from the command prompt.
    ok i will try that

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    Pick a file that you can't edit, ask your datacenter to provide you with the output from the following commands:

    stat <file>
    lsattr <file>
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    Quote Originally Posted by yajur View Post
    may be that file under root permission

    please check the permission before delt
    its just one folder all the files in the folder are 0666
    when i try and change perms its gives me a errors then does nothing

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    It might be a good idea to paste the errors here. And out of curiosity, what directory/files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA-ChrisM View Post
    It might be a good idea to paste the errors here. And out of curiosity, what directory/files?

    errors im getting when i try to change perms
    "FileOp Failure on: /home/user/public_html/forum/Themes/1/images/bbc/bbc_bg.gif: Operation not permitted"

    heres the link to the dir
    http://cyba.fm/forum/

    extra info
    i did install smf forum as i wanted to integrate it with my site
    but i ended up scrapping the idea and deleted everything including
    the old db but this folder wont delete or rewrite

  9. #9
    Hello,

    The immutable bit have been set for files..

    Please run following commands


    chattr -ia <file name>

    and then run rm -rf <file name>

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    I agree with linux-engineer above... it sounds like somehow, something is +i in there.


    You can always do a chattr -R -i /home/user/public_html/ and that should make sure you unset that bit on anything that's set.

  11. #11
    Try this,
    --dont refresh once you deleted,use the link in the site.
    --access your site through ftp and delete,try change your permission, if not able to then you may not be the authorised to delete that file or ask your host provider about this.

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    Another possibility is that the directory in question is not writable.

    chmod o+w,g+w <directory>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnaumann View Post
    Another possibility is that the directory in question is not writable. +i is about the only thing I can think of that'll cause the problem he's having right now.

    chmod o+w,g+w <directory>

    An rm -rf on a -w directory will still work. You can even go so far as to chmod 000 a file/dir and still have an rm -rf work.


    Code:
    [[email protected] src]# mkdir blah
    [[email protected] src]# ls -al blah
    total 8
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Jul 13 02:00 .
    drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 Jul 13 02:00 ..
    [[email protected] src]# chmod -w blah
    [[email protected] src]# ls -al blah
    total 8
    dr-xr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Jul 13 02:00 .
    drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 Jul 13 02:00 ..
    [[email protected] src]# rm -rf blah
    [[email protected] src]# ls -al blah
    ls: blah: No such file or directory

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    ownership, pemission or attributes check any of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by SA-ChrisM View Post
    An rm -rf on a -w directory will still work. You can even go so far as to chmod 000 a file/dir and still have an rm -rf work.
    Right. However, as far as I can tell, 'rm -rf <directory>' has not yet been suggested nor reported to have been run. It would surely be a good idea to try this, though.

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    ive tryed loads of the commands you guys suggested but i still can delete them

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