Make your files immutable in Linux which even root can't delete

Posted by VISITOR on Nov 14, 2005 9:01 PM EDT
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Root is considered all powerful in Linux. But here is a cool article which tells you how to forbid even root user from deleting/modifying certain files.

Here is a cool tip on how you can make files on your system immutable. By immutable, I mean even root can't delete the files if he choose to. Linux ships with a tool called chattr which can be used for the purpose. 'chattr' is similar to the 'attrib' DOS equivalent tool but much more powerful and flexible.

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well...immutable temporarily tuxchick 0 1,464 Nov 15, 2005 8:39 AM

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