Cannot delete stubborn files
antennex at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 4 12:45:12 PDT 2006
>From: Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org>
>To: "Jack Stone" <antennex at hotmail.com>
>CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Cannot delete stubborn files
>Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 12:53:03 -0400
>"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.
Indeed, tried that early on and see no flags set at all.
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