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Old 10-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
rustaee
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Question blink file specification


Hi,

"ls -l" command show blink "?" for permission,owner,group,... parameter of some files such:
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? Al1.eam.fs

why that was happened?

I can't rm that file, no such file message is created!

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

"ls -l" command show blink "?" for permission,owner,group,... parameter of some files such:
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? Al1.eam.fs

why that was happened?

I can't rm that file, no such file message is created!
It could be a corrupt filesystem. Is there anything in dmesg about your disks/filesystems?

do you know what created the file in the first place?

you can also use "smartctl -H /dev/*" on your disks to get a quick heath assessment.

it might be a good idea to boot into rescue mode (via a Live Linux CD) and fsck the partition(s). I like SysRescuCD for this type of thing. But you can just boot into runlevel 1 if you want, provided that the partitions you want to fsck are not your / partition. You may want to attempt to back up any files first, before you fsck - although, chances are you wont be able to get them off if they are fubar.
 
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