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Maclver
Apr 29, 2011, 09:19 PM
With this new update that came out today, when I try to delete applications in the Applications Folder such as font book, automator, chess it gives me that error saying it's required by OS X.. anyone know how to force delete an item?



mrapplegate
Apr 29, 2011, 09:43 PM
With this new update that came out today, when I try to delete applications in the Applications Folder such as font book, automator, chess it gives me that error saying it's required by OS X.. anyone know how to force delete an item?

Since an app is just a package, how about in terminal sudo rm -r chess.app
Since I want my apps, I did not test :-)

Maclver
Apr 29, 2011, 09:56 PM
Since an app is just a package, how about in terminal sudo rm -r chess.app
Since I want my apps, I did not test :-)

Getting no such file or directory?

mrapplegate
Apr 30, 2011, 09:29 AM
Getting no such file or directory?

Hmm, I tested it with some old apps I don't use. You have to be in /Applications in terminal or give it a full path if not in that directory currently.
But I did not test it with any Apple apps.