Cannot delete stubborn files

Jack Stone antennex at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 4 08:55:43 PDT 2006


>From: Peter <petermatulis at yahoo.ca>
>To: Jack Stone <antennex at hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Cannot delete stubborn files
>Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 09:17:09 -0400 (EDT)
>
>
>--- Jack Stone <antennex at hotmail.com> 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/Hostname.pm: Operation not
> > permitted
> > rm: local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys/Syslog.pm: 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
>
>Try:
>
># rm -rf local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys
>

Peter: That's among the first thigs tried, at all levels -- no joy!

The problem seems to be the *.pm files at the end of the path. Once they can 
be deleted, then all dirs should then go.

THX
Jack

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