Trying to remove git repo on ubuntu guest
I am trying to remove whole git repository from my local machine, but git prohibits to delete several files.
rm -r folder
- It asked me do I want to delete some write-protected files? I’ve asked
Following message appeared:
rm: cannot remove ‘.git/objects/08/fa4fcd8413b84a1605e1c4866cb2493daf4c4e’: Operation not permitted rm: cannot remove ‘.git/objects/96/de4fe9aa42239290cae341427649f2afbdab16’: Operation not permitted rm: cannot remove ‘.git/objects/fd/ed37600b5fe66e1a0d0e4355b387e56ca2638e’: Operation not permitted rm: cannot remove ‘.git/objects/pack/pack-cb277ab3b4a3510209a9784a76760e6281da5218.idx’: Operation not permitted rm: cannot remove ‘.git/objects/pack/pack-cb277ab3b4a3510209a9784a76760e6281da5218.pack’: Operation not permitted
ls command showed that all local files were deleted. Then I tried
sudo rm -r .git from that folder – same result.
Help me please delete that folder.
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Close any git clients that might be running.
Set the permissions to delete first:
chmod -R 777 folder
Try to force the deletion:
rm -rf folder
So I figured it out. The problem was that on my host machine (windows 7 x64) this folder was allowed to read only. I disabled it, and removed it from the host machine. Sorry for not saying that it was mounted, and thanks for all replies : )
The following command may help:
chmod -R u+w folder/
Also make sure you own all the files which you’re trying to remove:
chown -R $USER folder/
On Linux it may be also a file attribute (check by
chattr -R -AacdDijsStu folder/