file with no name -- cannot be deleted
ruscook_oz at yahoo.com.au
Mon Nov 6 11:30:16 UTC 2006
> It's a separate ext3 partition, so I unmounted it and ran fsck and am
> told it's clean. Wouldn't that be equivalent to running off the live
Sounds fair to me.... Sorry that's about exhausted my knowledge of
options. We'll need more of a guru to respond now.
> On 11/6/06, ruscook <ruscook_oz at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>> Could be a corrupted file system. You could try booting from the live
>> cd, and running fsck on the file system (not what type it is and what
>> dev/hdXX it's on before rebooting).
>> Be prepared to wait a while. I had a file I could not delete on a 273GB
>> reiserfs system and fsck took 2 hrs to repair (stupid me left the fix
>> switch off and ended up having to run fsck twice!). This may not be a
>> bad option if you want to see what the utility thinks is wrong before
>> letting it touch the filesystem - just be prepared to wait!
>> Barry wrote:
>>> I have an annoying situation. I had a directory with a large number of
>>> files that I deleted with rm -rf, but one of the subdirectories was
>>> left with a file with no name -- seems to be an empty string. It looks
>>> like the inode for the directory and the inode for this file are one
>>> in the same.
>>> First, I call ls -li on the parent directory and see this
>>> $ ls -li
>>> 4232799 drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 16384 2006-11-05 17:31 yyy
>>> So it looks like it has stuff in it, but there is no name to the file within:
>>> $ ls -li yyy
>>> total 16
>>> 4232799 drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 16384 2006-11-05 17:31
>>> Of course I get:
>>> $ rm -rf yyy
>>> rm: cannot remove directory `yyy': Directory not empty
>>> $ rm yyy/*
>>> rm: cannot remove `yyy/': Is a directory
>>> $ rmdir yyy/*
>>> rmdir: yyy/: Directory not empty
>>> Different utilities say different things:
>>> $ du -sh
>>> du: cannot access `yyy/': No such file or directory
>>> 16K yyy
>>> Can anyone suggest what might have happened and how can I delete this.
Kind Regards Russell
Linux user #369094
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