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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    How to delete file from user's home folder on Nokia N9 on app removal

    Hello, forum!

    My Qt application for Nokia N9 stores some data in the my folder inside /home/user/.config. I need to delete this folder with my data when application will be uninstalled. As far as I understand this can be reached using postrm file. I use the following file:

    rm -rf /home/user/.config/mydatafolder/
    exit 0
    But this code doesn't work. I assume there's not enough rights to remove something in the user's folder. So, I've tried to use

    devel-su user -c "rm -rf /home/user/.config/mydatafolder/"
    But it works only in developer mode and I need the app to work properly without it. The following code doesn't work too:

    su user -c "rm -rf /home/user/.config/mydatafolder/"
    Does anybody know how to remove this folder?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2012

    Re: How to delete file from user's home folder on Nokia N9 on app removal

    I think you can first change it's permission to 666
    juse like this:

    chmod 666 /home/user/.config/mydatafolder/
    //however i didnt try it ever for a directory ,i think u can try it.

    Or first use cd command to go to the direcrtory u need.
    Then do this
    chmod -R a+r *

    //I think so ,i am not familiar with linux command's usage, it is just a way for solving it,sorry.

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