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Old 05-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Corrupt file, highlighted in red


I have a fully managed dedicated server running the latest Fedora distribution. I'm a complete noob when it comes to Linux, that's why I have this managed server. I was TRYING to "tar xvf filename.tar.gz" at the root of my drive, when I did this, the extraction errored out (didn't think of copying the text to paste here). Everything SEEMS fine with the exception of some sort of corrupt entry that has now been placed at the root of the drive - this entry cannot be deleted since it's not a file or a directory - it's also highlighted in red and contains some weird characters. I called my host and they didn't know what to do with it (or at least that particular tech). Has anyone ever seen this, if so, how do I get rid of it ? Please take it easy on me - I know I messed up and don't need the typical smarta$$ comments that come with it ... I just want to fix this without causing any more problems.

Thanks

Please view the following screenshot to see what I mean (I'm a new member and the system wouldn't allow me to post links ... please remember to put http at the start of the link) :

207.150.166.180/img.php?loc=loc71&image=79e_screenshot.jpg
 
Old 05-06-2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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almost looks like you've managed to create a file with
a name that has a flock of unprintable characters in its
name ... if you have mc (midnight commander) installed
on the box you may be able to get rid of it that way ...

Alternatively you may be able to experiment with ls
and wildcards for a bit, e.g. try to find whether you
can get any of the characters in the filename that
aren't escaped (the ouml, for instance)... if that works
you could delete it with the same combo


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-06-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Tinkster - I had already played around with the ls command and whatever wildcards I could find ... it wasn't able to find anything. Another tech looked into it and got rid of it for me, he did the following:
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Since rm prompts the user to delete a file, I simply used 'rm *' and deleted only that file when it prompted me
I thought of trying the same thing, but was worried about the prompt not coming up and deleting everything in the directory - I guess he knew better - whatever works I guess.

Thanks again.
 
  


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