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Old 08-22-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
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Question file system messed up, help!


I am using Sarge and recently, I found most of my folders are messed up with foo.cmeta, foo.ibex.index, foo.ibex.index.data files, where foo is the name of each normal file in the folder.They were created by something I have no knowledge of and all at the same time.

What could possibly cause this? Is it serious? What are these files for? Can I safely delete them? How would I stop getting these in future if they are confirmed useless?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 08-22-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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forgot to mention, the problem only exists in my $HOME
 
Old 08-31-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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they sound like mail box data files, create a temp directory and move them all in there reboot, if everything works fine delete them else copy them back.
What mail services are you running?
what does a ls -al give you (users/permissions)?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. I will give it a try.
I am running xmail server.
I wanted to check out its pop3 feature but never had time =P
 
  


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