On Sep 13, 4:50 pm, Konstantin Khomoutov
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:16:51 +0200
> er <arobase...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > [...]
> > >> $ git checkout -b gh-pages origin/gh-pages
> > >> warning: unable to unlink c_array/doc/html/c_array_HTML.manifest:
> > >> Permission denied
> > >> warning: unable to unlink c_array/doc/html/index.html: Permission
> > >> denied
> > >> Branch gh-pages set up to track remote branch gh-pages from origin.
> > >> Switched to a new branch 'gh-pages'
> > >> What should I do about the warnings, here?
> > > What's the output of
> > > $ ls -l c_array/doc/html/c_array_HTML.manifest
> > > $ ls -l c_array/doc/html/index.html
> > > $ ls -ld _array/doc/html/
> > > $ id
> > > ?
> > Thanks for following up.
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 11 Aug 28 21:43
> > c_array/doc/html/c_array_HTML.manifest -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff
> > 12998 Sep 2 21:58 c_array/doc/html/index.html
> > drwxr-xr-x 4 root staff 136 Aug 28
> > 17:32 c_array/doc/html/
> > uid=502(er) gid=20(staff)
> > groups=20(staff),101(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1),204(_developer),100
> > (_lpoperator),98(_lpadmin),81(_appserveradm),80(admin),79
> > (_appserverusr),61(localaccounts),12(everyone),401
> > (com.apple.access_screensharing)
> When trying to delete files in that "c_array/doc/html/" folder, the
> system considers your membership in the "staff" group, but that group
> does not have write permission on that folder (which, on directories,
> controls the right to create or delete files--that is, change the
> directory contents).
The warning talks about 'unlink'. I guess from your message it means
'delete'. I hadn't realized fetch would attempt to 'delete' this sub-
folder. The meaning of fetch seems quite removed from everyday
language (fetch a ball). Maybe it would be more safe to restore
everything as it was before $git fetch origin. Can I do this?
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