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Old 01-04-2002, 07:03 AM   #1
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About lost+found.


There are a lot of files in lost+found.What are they?They are all #[1-5]\{1,5\}
when i cd #32046,then i cd /root in fact
Does that mean that #32046 is replica of root,ro sth others?
 
Old 01-04-2002, 07:16 AM   #2
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Most likely they are just symbolic links.
Try running: file /lost+found/*

That should give you some more information about what kind of files they are. If they are just links it's safe to delete them.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 07:26 AM   #3
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When i file #32046,it gave me the file command usuage.

They seem not to be links.Because They are not like the other links.

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Old 01-04-2002, 08:34 AM   #4
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That's because it has problems with the # in a file name.

Try putting the file name in quotes like:
file "#32046"
 
Old 01-04-2002, 06:05 PM   #5
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Is it safe to remove them?

I want to know?
But i dare not try freely.
 
Old 01-08-2002, 12:07 AM   #6
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When a linux box crashes, if the system was in the middle of writing data out to a file, junk or incomplete data is left behind. On reboot fsck runs to check any partitions which were not cleanly unmounted.

If fsck finds that it is unable to reattach or account for a file fragment, it will put that fragment in the lost+found directory for that specific partition.

So have a look at the files and see if they are junk or a file that has been lost and found.
 
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After i file "#32046" I got this:

#32046: Compiled terminfo entry
So what is compiled terminfo entry?
Thanks!
 
  


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