I got a new computer and I didn't want to do a full time machine restore but rather pick and choose what files I was going to copy off of my time machine drive.
So, I went into the directory, found some files I want, and did
cp -Rpv dir /Users/username/dir
However, With the
-P it kept the same permissions as the files on the time machine.
chmod -R 777 dir doesn't work and neither does resetting permissions from within the 'get info' -> 'sharing and permissions' setting.
How can I get the permissions for the directory back to something that will allow me to delete the directory?