I created a file in the
/tmp/ directory. The file is owned by
mysql user and has full permissions, i.e.
-rw-rw-rw- 1 mysql mysql 16 Sep 23 12:44 artists.csv
Now I want to delete it, but get Operation not permitted error:
shimon@T61p:~$ rm /tmp/artists.csv rm: cannot remove ‘/tmp/artists.csv’: Operation not permitted
I only can delete this file using
I want to know why I cannot delete file which has all permissions for that using my user.
shimon@T61p:/tmp$ getfacl artists.csv # file: artists.csv # owner: mysql # group: mysql user::rw- group::rw- other::rw-
After googling around I found the issue:
/tmp folder has the sticky bit special permission:
drwxrwxrwt 11 root root 36864 Sep 23 14:12 tmp
Note the t at the end of permissions – this means that the sticky bit is set. When the sticky bit is set, any user can create files, but only the owner of a file can delete it.labor-liber.org
From Ubuntu Support:
Within a directory upon which the sticky bit is applied, users are prevented from deleting or renaming any files that they do not personally own.