[ubuntu-uk] Deleting unwanted Libre Office Document.

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 20:57:40 UTC 2013


On 5 September 2013 21:37, Michael <help at ukcentre.com> wrote:

> On 05/09/13 19:04, Gareth France wrote:
>
>> On 05/09/13 18:45, Michael wrote:
>>
>>> I have tried the Libre Office site, I want to delete an unwanted Libre
>>> Office document and can not find a way, can anybody assist please.
>>> Thanks, Michael.
>>>
>>>  Erm.... Highlight the document in your file browser, right click and
>> select delete?
>>
>>  I tried, but it does not work, right click just opens it and there is no
> delete option available.
> Thanks, Michael
>
>
It sounds like you're trying to delete a lock file, which is owned by root
and is created by LibreOffice when the file being edited is open, so you
can't actually delete it yourself. When the document is closed in
LibreOffice the lock file will be deleted.

Simon

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