file with no name -- cannot be deleted
barrynyc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 11:49:28 UTC 2006
On 11/6/06, Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/6/06, Barry <barrynyc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I tried find with -inum -exec rm and received the error that the
> > directory was not empty.
> > 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
> > cd?
> Yes, that's the same as running from the live CD. Silly question, but
> did you try ls -a? The 'a' option shows files that begin with a dot. I
> didn't see that among the things you tried.
I did and it shows up as what looks like a nonprinting character:
$ ls -a yyy
But it seems to be an empty string. In the python interpreter, I got:
By the inodes, the directory yyy and the single item in it, this
unnamed file or whatever, are the same thing.
In the end, I suppose I could simply back up the partition, and put a
new filesystem on it.
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