rm -fr not deleting stuff

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Wed Feb 25 09:13:31 UTC 2015


Am Dienstag 24 Februar 2015, 10:17:49 schrieb Karl Auer:
> Got a weird one here.
[...]

Check if the immutable flag or any other filesystem attribute  is set for these 
files. See man lsattr and man chattr.

>From "man chattr":

---8<---
A file with the 'i' attribute cannot be modified: it cannot be deleted or 
renamed, no link can be created to  this  file  and  no data  can be written to 
the file.  Only the superuser or a process possessing the CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE 
capability can set or clear this attribute.
--->8---

regards,
thomas



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