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Can't shred encrypted Writer file [closed]

asked 2017-09-04 18:55:37 +0100

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I tried to use the SHRED command in Linux to destroy an encrypted Writer file, but I got this message:

 Document file 'xxx.odt' is locked for editing by:
 Unknown User
 Open document read-only or open a copy of the document for editing.

The file seems to have set itself for read-only; I don't remember doing it.

How do I get rid of the read-only restriction so I can shred the file?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-10-14 21:03:52.304840


Actually the message you cite looks like what is shown by opening the file, instead of shredding it. I'd expect that LibreOffice itself show this when opening a read-only or blocked file.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-09-04 19:30:14 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-09-04 19:23:07 +0100

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Right click on the file in your file explorer, then choose Properties, then Permissions

Works with Nautilus in Gnome, you should have something like that in KDE or Xfce.

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