Is it possible to delete a read only file? I haven't found a way through the 'normal' channels, i.e File Manager, or GPE File Manager.
It's only a .pdf invoice from my ISP that I downloaded via email that's residing in N900/Documents/
Thanks for the reply, but as it's a read only file that doesn't happen. If I got one on the N95 I just fired up Y-Browser and changed the attributes. But there's no Y-Browser for the 900.
There's probably a way to do it via X Terminal, like there is via the command prompt in Windows. Not sure what the commands are though.
Wrong type of read-only.. and no.. some PDFs can be altered if they contain a form to fill in, for example!
What's rediculous is that deleting a file is not the same as writing to it un Unix..
If you remove a file, where are you removing it from? you're removing it from a folder/directory.. so, you need write access to the folder, not the file!! I don't understand why it doesn't allow you override this, the permission can be altered using regular chmod.. but it could be overridden by the filemanager..
Sorted it via Justin_02's method in the end.
The chmod +w filename command kept returning a "File or folder does not exist error". So maybe I needed to work through to that directory and file first.
All donedid now anyway, thanks all.
Sorry for the brief instruction.. was between offices using phone to post!!
you need to find the filename in question, which can be tricky on the command line..
for example, a file in Documents directory called test.txt would be
chmod +w MyDocs/.documents/test.txt
Not wonderfully intuitive..
Alternatively, you can do a general attack using a recursive set
chmod -R +w MyDocs/.documents
chmod -R +w MyDocs/.images
would set all files in the Documents and Images folder