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Old 03-14-2003, 02:10 AM   #1
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Question The Directory That Won't GO AWAY


I'm using grip to rip and encode some cds. I created a default path with a wrong directory name. Grip created a directory under that name. I removed the directory using the rm -fr command. However, when i use ls the command, it still displays that directory. When I try to navigate into the directory, i get the following error: "No Such File Or Directory". Does anybody know how I can wipe this off my hard drive so the ls command doesn't display this directory? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:49 AM   #2
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I have found that sometimes the rm -fr doesn't do the trick.

A simple solution I found may work for you.

Lets say the directory is /music---

At a command line type: rm -r /temp

For some reason that 'f' in rm -fr /directory screws things up.

I hope that helps!!


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Old 03-14-2003, 02:52 AM   #3
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I totatlly screwed that up!

I was thinking about two different directories and typed one of them!


" Lets say the directory is /music---

At a command line type: rm -r /temp"

is what I typed. I meant to type the following:

Lets say the directory is /music---

At a command line type: rm -r /music


Sorry about that!!!!


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Old 03-14-2003, 03:01 AM   #4
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I tried, but it didn't work

i tried to rm -r the directory as it errored 'No such file or directory'. I even tried find / -name 'music' but it couldn't find the file. I don't think the directory exists. However, when i use the ls command, it pops up. I did a restart thinking it was just caught in memory, but it still shows up. Any other suggestions. Greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:01 AM   #5
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Open up a file manager, either Nautilus or Konqueror, and browse to the directory. Select 'View' in your toolbar in Konqueror and check Show Hidden
Files or in Nautilus click 'Edit'>Preferences>Icon & List---Show Options...check the box to show hidden files. Check to see if it is visible
in the browser. If it is, right click and select 'Move to Trash' or 'Delete'.

Is the directory empty? If so you can use this command:

rmdir /name/of/directory

You can also check the man page:

man rm
or
man rmdir

Let us know what happens.

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Old 03-14-2003, 06:27 AM   #6
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What is the name of this directory you created?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:12 PM   #7
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At command line, type as root:

rmdir <directory name>

man rmdir for options to pass to the command (I can't remember them all). However, if the directory is not empty, it will bitch at you so you'll have to pass a command like

--ignore-on-non-empty

or something like that. I just did this last night and had to read the man page for it, but I can't remember the exact wording of the "--ignore..." option. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 02:41 PM   #8
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Talking IT Worked

Thanks for the help. I so used to using the konsole to type in commands. I forgot I could use konquer. I saw it there and moved it to the trash. That worked! Thanks.
 
  


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