Accidentally ran chmod 775 in root directory, out of disk space


Hey guys,

I was playing around with terminal command sequences that I found on the internet, and I accidentally ran chmod 775 in the root directory on c9, now I have no disk space left. Is there any way I could undo this?

Chmoding in IDE caused out of disc space

That should not effect disk space …


Cloud9 workspace uses docker containers. Only files that are different from base image are counted in used disk space. When you modify attributes on a file, whole file is modified and gets counted in used disk space.
I think there is no way to undo the change from inside of the container.
The easiest solution is to create a new workspace


@harutyun Thanks, that’s what I ended up doing, after downloading all the files that I was actually using.