On Sat, 02 May 2009 15:45:13 -0400, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote: > [~]# cd /tmp/lost+found/#123456 > [/tmp/lost+found/#123456]# ls
Okay, it's empty. > [/tmp/lost+found/#123456]# cd .. Strange, why does .. lead you from /tmp/lost+found/#123456 to /tmp/lost+found/#123456, just as if cd wasn't executed? > [/tmp/lost+found/#123456]# cd #123456 this returns and empty directory) Does /tmp/lost+found/#123456 contain another #123456? And why does this cd lead you to your (root's) home directory? > [~]# ls (this returns the listing of the contents of /root Of course, because CWD is ~ now. > Whoops! What is going on? I'd like to delete this /tmp/lost+found/ > directory but, being very wary, I don't want to take the risk (probably > none) to delete it since there is no indication that this is a symbolic > link and might delte the actual /root/ directory withoug getting some > information about this occurrence. The best idea would be to copy the content of /root into another directory first, then performing the rm operation, and afterwards, if something went wrong, restore /root from this backup copy. Very strange... Just to be sure, are you SURE you reported the paths (in the prompt) and the commands correctly? -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"