On Thursday 31 March 2011 10:26:10 Giuliano Colla wrote:
Anne Wilson ha scritto:
> I have a small text file that I want to ensure cannot be accidentally
> deleted, so I ran
> chattr -i /home/anne/WebPages/UserBase/filename.txt
> (as root, of course). Running lsattr against the same file produced
> -------------e- /home/anne/WebPages/UserBase/filename.txt
> 'i' doesn't show in ls -l filename, either. I haven't come across
> before. What is it, and is my file immutable or not?
1) You must be superuser (i.e. login as root, or use /su/) in order to
have chattr set the /i /attribute/.
2) -i /*removes* the i attribute, doesn't set it. From chattr man page,
the rule is: - sign removes, + sign adds = sign makes it the only
attribute. You should type:
chatttr +i /home/anne/etc..
then with lsattr you'll see something like:
Thanks, both of you. Definitely a Duh! moment. Put it down to senility ;-)
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