Ok, the files are gone. I unmounted and remounted the stick and I could suddenly do it!:oops:
I still want an answer to the question though... how do I change the permissions so I can delete read only files in the future (without pulling the stick)?
I've been trying to wrap my head around chown and chmod, thinking they were the sort of things I should be looking at, but Gaaarrrgghh!!! They talk all "man pages" at me.
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7
eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.