How to 'root-access' and delete a 'locked folder' at the desktop? SOLVED!
donn.ingle at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 17:40:50 UTC 2008
>> sudo rm -r hplip-2.7.12
By way of a quick explanation, Bas:
1. sudo takes you into 'root' mode temporarily - i.e. you become the most
powerful user on the system who can do anything anywhere. (Be careful!)
2. rm means 'remove', its the command-line delete button :)
3. -r means 'recurse' -- it will remove everything and all the subfolders
under it. Sometimes you have to add -f which means 'force' if the system does
not want to delete something, so: rm -fr blah/
4. The last part is simply the name of the folder you wanted deleted.
HTH, if a bit late,
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