Lazyweb, here’s a quick question for you. On a FreeBSD system, suppose I own a directory called “foo”. Inside that “foo” directory are some files (file1, file2, file3) owned by the “nobody” user. How do I delete those files? When I type the command “rm file1” I get the response “rm: file1: Permission denied” even though I own the parent foo directory.
Any suggestions? It’s on a machine where I don’t have root access.
Update: Problem solved, but in an annoying way. The files were created by a PHP script, so I wrote a new PHP script to remove the files in question. It looked something like
This forum thread from 2001 describes the idea (thanks to Mark and the people that commented).
In case you’re wondering, pair Networks’ FreeBSD systems really don’t work well with the WordPress “WP Cache” or “WP Super Cache” plug-ins, because both plugins make files owned by the “nobody” user which appear to be impossible to delete from the SSH command-line.