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Old 05-08-2002, 04:54 AM   #1
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flashing red files


ok im trying to find out what are these flashing red files in /etc mean and what are they doing and how i can remove them etc..
thankyou all once again
 
Old 05-08-2002, 05:10 AM   #2
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I think you are refering to link files. Its better f you leave them alone.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 05:14 AM   #3
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all my symbolic links are flashing red in my system ???? whats the deal?
 
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no, red flashing files aer BROKEN symlinks.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 05:52 AM   #5
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why would every symbolic link be broken in my file system??
 
Old 05-08-2002, 05:56 AM   #6
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cos you messed something up...
 
Old 05-08-2002, 05:59 AM   #7
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what would be the way of going about fixing this little problem as i am having no trouble at all using the filesystem?
 
Old 05-08-2002, 11:04 AM   #8
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do a ls -al on the link to see where or what its pointed to, then check to see if what or where it is pointed to really exists.

ie: if you did ls -al /etc/rc3.d and it comes back with: /etc/rc3.d --> /etc/rc.d/rc3.d . Make sure that /etc/rc.d/rc3.d is the correct path.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 04:29 PM   #9
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On at least one of my systems, I've found that if you're logged in as a normal (non-root) user, symlinks pointing to files to which you do not have permissions will also flash red. They aren't really broken, but I guess in a sense you could say they are because, not having permissions to the target files, you can't follow the links.
 
  


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