I am trying to delete a file created with a SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE statement into the /tmp directory

The file belongs to the mysql user (who doesn't have a login shell).

I have administrative privileges on the database (i.e. I can login into mysql as the root user), but I don't have the root password of the machine onto which the service runs.

Is there a way to delete the file myself, or do I need to relay the task to the administrator of that machine each time?




If your system user doesn't own the file in tmp or is at least member of the same group as the file belongs to, you can't delete, edit or move it.

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