I cannot delete or move a file owned by me which I have read write permissions. Could anybody help me figure out why? The file is owned by me in group staff and perms are set to 644. The file is located in my home directory it is a single jpg file, any help would be much appreciated.

  • Can you post the output of ls -leO, (that's a capital O not a zero) please? – chillin May 27 '14 at 3:51
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    I don't suppose there's any chance you could perhaps label your question as... answered? If its too much to ask, I completely understand. Who has time for these things? – chillin May 27 '14 at 4:42
  • ye not a problem, just I dont know how to? – 13uz May 28 '14 at 0:39
  • there's a check button tp the left of my answer... press that and it marks your question as answered. and thanks! – chillin May 28 '14 at 2:21

fire up Terminal and check the file

 ls -leO  (that's a capital O not a zero)

and if the uappnd flag is set, try

 chflags nouappnd a.single.jpg
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