Cannot delete stubborn files
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Sun Jun 4 09:53:12 PDT 2006
"Jack Stone" <antennex at hotmail.com> writes:
>>From: Chris Hill <chris at monochrome.org>
>>To: Jack Stone <antennex at hotmail.com>
>>CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>Subject: Re: Cannot delete stubborn files
>>Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 09:39:51 -0400 (EDT)
>>On Sun, 4 Jun 2006, Jack Stone wrote:
>>>I have 2 files that resists all efforts to delete them.
>>>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
>>Make sure the files do not have the system immutable flag set:
>># chflags noschg local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys/Hostname.pm
>># chflags noschg local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/Sys/Syslog.pm
>> ...and then see if you can't delete them. I don't know why the flag
>> would be set, but it's something to try.
>>Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
> Chris: Tried that at the very first. No joy!
There are other flags. Use "ls -lo" to see if any are set, rather
trying to reset them and then retrying the delete command.
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