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Old 10-10-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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Removing non existant folder

I am receiving an error that ............

Could not
No such file or directory.

every time I try and mount a shared network folder smb4k returns this error.

Also an Icon appears for this shared folder in smb4k and any attemt to remove it or unmount it is met with this error?

Thank you
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I'd try from a shell .. cd into that directory, and try to
use TAB-expansion for the name completion. What happened
is that (somehow) spaces in the path got "translated"
into escape-sequences for spaces (\040) ... if the thing
is still connected to the pc1 you won't be able to remove
the file, so I suggest a reboot and then NOT logging into
the windows machine.

Old 10-11-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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Not 100% sure, but I guess that the $ at the end gives you the problems. Try with a wildcard.
I had a similar problem with backup files created by an editor (under Windows). Their extension is $$$ and they could not be deleted straight-away under Linux.


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