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Old 12-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Strange permissions

Hi all,

i have two files with strange permissions in /var/log:

?????????? ? ? ? ? ? news
?????????? ? ? ? ? ? debug

and i can't manipulate them even as root (change owner or permissions). Is this is a filesystem fail?
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Looks like the filesystem needs a fscking
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It could be - the fastest way to check is to re-boot the box with a rescue cd and fsck the partition containing the files. Are there any other symptoms? Can you take the box offline long enough to do something like that?
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I actually reinstalled it, but was wondering what was the problem...


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