Override prompt when deleting a file

Robert Ftizpatrick robert at webtent.com
Fri Nov 18 19:12:41 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 10:34 -0800, Micah wrote:
> > I'm sure I can make it happen. My problem is the rsync backup everynight
> > fails to delete this and other files like it saying 'Permission denied'.
> > So, I am assuming it is because of this issue. The rsync script logs in
> > as admin. How can I resolve this?
> > 
> > --
> > Robert
> If you clear the immutable bit (as root), rsync (as admin) should be 
> able to remove the file as normal.  You'll just have to figure out why 
> the files are immutable in the first place.  You may just be able to 
> clear the immutable bit on all the files and make the problem go away or 
> you may need a more complex solution.

Yeah, I don't know, the rsync script has been running for over a year
and all of sudden it can't delete files. But I don't think the files are
immutable. Did my previous post with the listing show this? But I tried
and still....

-bash-2.05b$ ls -lo massage.xls
-rw-r--r--  1 admin  admin  - 4463104 Aug 29 17:25 massage.xls
-bash-2.05b$ su
esmtp# chflags -R noschg ./
esmtp# exit
-bash-2.05b$ rm massage.xls
override rw-r--r--  admin/admin for massage.xls?


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