[jp] Cannot delete/home/bob/.jpilot/Backup/Archive_2003-xx-xxfiles, J-Pilot 0.99

Judd Montgomery judd at jpilot.org
Fri Mar 21 23:46:29 EST 2003


What are the permissions on the Backup directory?  If the owner doesn't 
have permission to write there then you can't write or delete files. 
What about /etc/passwd, is there something wierd with the user ids?  DO 
not post your /etc/passwd here.

Just shooting in the dark here.

Judd

Jason Day wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 06:16:22PM -0700, Bob Collins wrote:
> [sip]
> 
>>bob at linux:~/.jpilot/Backup> rm -rf 'Archive_2003-01-03 at 15:22:16/'
>>rm: cannot remove `Archive_2003-01-03 at 15:22:16/AddressStatesDB.pdb':
>>Permission denied
> 
> 
> This looks like an ownership problem; for some reason, the file
> AddressStatesDB.pdb isn't owned by you.  But...
> 
> [snip]
> 
>>bob at linux:~/.jpilot/Backup> cd Archive_2003-01-03\@15\:22\:16/
>>bob at linux:~/.jpilot/Backup/Archive_2003-01-03 at 15:22:16> ls
>>ls: AddressStatesDB.pdb: Permission denied
> 
> 
> I'm not sure what would cause this.  Can you do a full listing of this
> directory (ls -la) as root?  If you don't have root, what does a full
> listing as your normal user look like?
> 
> Jason




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