My main account is called "u1204" and I have some files created with another account called "dad":
$ find . -user dad -print ./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/state.conf ./Documents/Zim Notes (DAD)/.zim/state.conf [...others omitted...] $ ls -l "./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/state.conf" -rw-rw-r-- 1 dad dad 4407 Feb 13 23:33 ./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/state.conf $ sudo rm "./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/state.conf" [sudo] password for u1204: rm: cannot remove `./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/state.conf': Permission denied
Using "sudo nautilus" is no more successful.
I thought that a super user could delete anything?
I could delete them from the other account but I'd like to understand what's going on.
[EDIT] Additional information as requested in comments: /etc/sudoers
# # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of # directly modifying this file. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file. # Defaults env_reset Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
In "user accounts" both accounts are identified as "Adminstrator"; sudo generally works; both accounts belong to group "u-glob"
$ ls -la "./Documents/Zim Notes/.zim/" total 44 drwxrwx--x 2 u1204 u-glob 4096 Feb 13 23:37 . drwxrwx--x 9 u1204 u-glob 4096 Jan 31 12:10 .. -rwxrwx--x 1 u1204 u-glob 25600 Feb 13 23:37 index.db -rw-rw-r-- 1 dad dad 4407 Feb 13 23:33 state.conf