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Posted on 2011-03-15
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How can I delete the swap file /etc/sysconfig/.network.swp ?
If I try to do it like that:
$rm /etc/sysconfig/.network.swp I get the answer:
-bash:  /etc/sysconfig/.network.swp: Permission denied

I'm working with the root account on the console
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by:Danny McDaniel
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I've never had to mess with that file before.  Are you trying to change network settings or hostname from the command line?
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by:Opusretis
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I made changes in network settings in the command line.
But during the edit the server had a power interrupt. That's the reason why the swap file is existing and not normaly was deleted. If I now edit the network parameters again I get every time the message that I should delete the swap file for no more warnings.
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by:Danny McDaniel
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are you trying to make the changes through the vSphere client now or still in the Service Console(SC)?  You should really only make changes to networking config using the client or the esxcfg- commands.  When you make changes directly to the linux networking setup files, they don't always get noticed "upstream" in the ESX config.

So, if you haven't already tried, use the client or esxcfg- commands to modify your network config and see if those changes stick.

also, what kinds of changes are you trying to make?
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by:Opusretis
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I made my changes in the esxcfg and they working fine.
But about the power interrupt during the work on it the swap file was not deleted.
ESX is now suggest that I should delete it manually. But I've got problems with that see my first post in this treath.
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by:Danny McDaniel
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ok, I just needed to know where you at in the process.

if you do an 'll' or 'ls -al' in the /etc/sysconfig directory, who is the owner of the .swp file?  If it's not root, try 'chown' to make root the owner, then try to delete it again.
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How can I change the owner (command)?
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'chown root filename' will assign root as the owner of a file.
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