Cannot delete stubborn files

Ricardo Carvalho rat.carvalho at
Sun Jun 4 10:32:42 PDT 2006

This occurred to me once, I simply booted the system in single user mode and
removed the file.

On 6/4/06, 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
> Please, any help appreciated!
> Thank you,
> Jack L Stone.
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