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OS 9 is culprit
Authored by: slord on Nov 24, '01 03:44:12PM

I've had this same problem. Turned out I was copying files from OS 9 over to my OS X disk. It would appear that the "LOCK" feature in the info boz for OS 9 is NOT THE SAME as OS X. In fact you cannot see that an OS 9 file is locked. I usually just reboot into OS 9, unlock the file and delete it.

I don't know why it's so hard for Apple to let root delete these damn OS 9 locked files.



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OS 9 is culprit
Authored by: agrajack on Nov 24, '01 05:48:14PM

sudo rm -f testfile



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Tried that one...
Authored by: robg on Nov 24, '01 06:01:54PM

"Operation not permitted."

I tried every trick I've ever seen for deleting files (short of rebooting in OS 9; that seems like cheating). The file would NOT be deleted.

-rob.



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Different problem...
Authored by: etwoy on Oct 30, '02 04:14:16PM

If a file is locked, you can use "SetFile" from the developer tools to unlock it from the command line...

/Developer/Tools/SetFile



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