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Old 06-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Can't Delete KWrite files


I have 2 obsolete KWrite files that seem to have taken permanent residence and just won't leave. Behold:
Code:
root@royrogers:/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop
<SNIP>
-rw-r--r--  1 rooster rooster    84 Jun  6 16:22 revised sources list for wheezy
<SNIP>
-rw-r--r--  1 rooster rooster    76 Jun  6 16:22 revised sources list for wheezy~
I've tried:
Code:
root@royrogers:/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop# rm -f revised sources list for wheezy
root@royrogers:/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop# rm -f revised sources list for wheezy~
No Joy.

Using the 'Highlight Icon' + 'Delete' technique makes them disappear ... until the next restart. Then they are back in residence; '/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop'.

I tried moving it/them to the Trash file and deleting them there. No Joy. They reappear in '/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop' with an error message that it/they can't be read.

Right clicking on the open file doesn't give the expected menu; i.e. no 'Properties' entry.

I would appreciate some insight on how to send them packing.

rooster
 
Old 06-06-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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Quote:
/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop
That is one odd location

ON the Desktop manager's "Desktop" you have a folder called " HOME " and in that folder have a second "Desktop" folder ????
odd ?

is that all capital HOME folder a symbolic link back to
/home/rooster/Desktop
as in, are these two folders THE SAME folder
-----------
/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop
/home/rooster/Desktop
-------------
are those the same exact folder

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Strange directory structure ? If the file name has spaces in it, you need to put it in quotes:

Code:
rm -f "revised sources list for wheezy"
although I don't know that will resolve your problem. Answers to the questons in post 2 might help.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
That is one odd location

ON the Desktop manager's "Desktop" you have a folder called " HOME " and in that folder have a second "Desktop" folder ????
odd ?

is that all capital HOME folder a symbolic link back to
/home/rooster/Desktop
as in, are these two folders THE SAME folder
-----------
/home/rooster/Desktop/HOME/Desktop
/home/rooster/Desktop
-------------
are those the same exact folder
I created a bit of a mess way back when I upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze... tried to merge 'home' directories... and like that. Sym Link: I think the answer is yes.
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx  1 rooster rooster    14 Jul 24  2012 HOME -> /home/rooster/
The thing of it is, is: after doing the 'rm' thing for the umpteenth time, the files no longer appear doing
Code:
root@royrogers:/home/rooster/Desktop# ls -al
; however, at startup, I get a message saying the file can't be read and the kwrite file does appear in my Desktop Panel. If I click on it, there it is, big as life. It's like it doesn't exist, but there it is!
Quote:
/home/rooster/Desktop/revised sources list for wheezy could not be loaded, as it was not possible to read from it. Check if you have read access to this file.
I would check, but I can't pull up the 'Properties' option when I R-Click on the file.
The best I can do is "Save As", put it back on Desktop from whence I know not, and then delete it. It'll show up again on restart.

Last edited by r00ster; 06-08-2013 at 11:29 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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It could be a filesystem error of some kind. Try fsck-ing it.

What output do you get with file and stat?
 
  


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