removing /var/empty on a non-system disk

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri May 25 20:49:46 UTC 2012


chflags noschg is your friend.


On Fri, 25 May 2012, Gary Aitken wrote:

> something I'm not seeing
>
> I've got a disk previously used as a sys disk I'm trying to clean up.
> What's the key to removing /var/empty?
>
> 280 /hd1/var#sysctl kern.securelevel
> kern.securelevel: -1
> 281 /hd1/var#ls -l
> total 4
> dr-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jan  3 00:55 empty
> 282 /hd1/var#chflags noschg empty
> 283 /hd1/var#chmod 777 empty
> chmod: empty: Operation not permitted
> 284 /hd1/var#rmdir empty
> rmdir: empty: Operation not permitted
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