Cannot delete stubborn files

Peter petermatulis at
Sun Jun 4 06:17:13 PDT 2006

--- Jack Stone <antennex at> wrote:

> Hello:
> I have 2 files that resists all efforts to delete them. I can even
> move them 
> to another directory, but still cannot delete. Can chmod too, but
> still same 
> resistance;
> I originally figured they occupied a bad spot on the HD, but now not
> sure 
> about that.
> Please, any suggestions about what to do to remove these files?
> Here are the files and the error message:
> rm: local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys/ Operation not
> permitted
> rm: local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys/ Operation not permitted
> I've gone all the way down to the last dir and tried to delete them
> there. 
> No joy!
> All directories in between only include the dirs and no files. I want
> to 
> delete the entire path of directories, but those 2 stubborn files
> will not 
> permit that.
> rm: local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys: Directory not empty


# rm -rf local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys

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