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Re: Can't remove or change a directory

James Pifer wrote:
> I have an fc7 box that I'm trying to remove a directory on. I don't
> remember why I was playing with the directory permissions in the first
> place, but I just want to get rid of it. 
> the directory is in /root and looks like this:
> dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 2048 2007-11-09 15:35 tmp
> I can't do anything with it. Any file change I try to make, chmod, rm,
> mv, etc I get this error like:
> chmod: changing permissions of `tmp': Read-only file system
> How can I get rid of this directory? I've been googling in circles and
> can't find a solution.
> Thanks,
> James
This sounds interesting. What is the output of the mount command?
What exactly is the command you are trying to use to
remove/rename/etc it? (rm /tmp or /rm /mnt/tmp?) Did you know that
to remove a directory, you should use rmdir, and not rm? There is
also "rm -d <directory>", but that is limited to root, and should be
used with care.


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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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