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Force Delete

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by Maclver, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    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?
  2. macrumors 68030

    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 :)
  3. macrumors 68000


    Getting no such file or directory?
  4. macrumors 68030

    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.

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