LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
remn
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Folder keeps re-appearing when I try to delete it


I was downloading a few torrents with Kget and decided to cancel the download and delete the files, because I wanted to use transmission instead for the download. However, when I trie to open these torrents in transmission I get the error message "Invalid or corrupt torrent file." I only get this error with the 3 torrents I was downloading, all other torrents work fine. So I thought maybe I could fix it by deleting the folders with the files I had stopped downloading. But when I try to delete them, they re-appear right after I delete them. So I can't get rid of these files. I tried deleting them as root from the command line and same thing, they folders won't go away. I tried deleting individual files from inside the folders, also no luck.
 
Old 10-15-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
MensaWater
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Atlanta Georgia USA
Distribution: Redhat (RHEL), CentOS, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Solaris, SCO
Posts: 6,681
Blog Entries: 14

Rep: Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022Reputation: 1022
Is the kget process still running? Run "ps -ef |grep -i kget". You might want to kill any that still are.

Failing that try doing "lsof <directory>" to see what is using the directory you specify and kill that process.
 
Old 10-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
remn
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 37

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks that did it. I thought it might be that kget was still running but I was having trouble finding the process just from running *ps aux* because the list was so long. With those options it showed up right away and I was able to delete the folders.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] goutputstream files appearing in home folder after downloading Precise Pangolin 12.04 sunflower111 Ubuntu 2 07-23-2013 04:33 AM
USB flash drive folder not appearing chris24300 Linux - Newbie 7 08-20-2009 04:26 PM
(cache?) files appearing in home folder? Lordandmaker Linux - Newbie 4 03-22-2006 10:27 AM
Strange folder appearing in KDE Algorithm_what? Linux - Software 1 01-04-2006 05:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration