Why am I getting permission errors when trying to delete files as root or in single user mode?
Linode Linode Staff
I'm met with permission errors when I try to delete certain files as the root user or in single user mode. How can I fix this?
Evin Linode Staff
It looks like this can be caused by a couple different things, including file attributes and sticky bits. Here are some stack posts with troubleshooting information from users running into similar issues:
No access to delete files within /tmp
Unable to delete file, even when running as root
Why can't I delete this file as root?