It looks like another directory structure has appeared in the ftp directory that Lynx does not "see" and that find . -inum <inode> -delete does not delete. It does have a dot as the first character, with some other non-printing characters, but no "/". I haven't yet tried to delete it with emacs or Midnight Commander. Do you still want to look at it?? If so, as I'm not overly conversant with tar (or too much else that's *nix), please send me the 'tar' command you'd like me to archive the directory structure with, and I'll send the result.
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in message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, wrote Walter thusly...
I apologize for the late reply.
# find . \( -inum <inode-1> -o -inum <inode-2> \) -print0 \ # | xargs -0 rm -rfv
Thanks, but when I did: ls -i and then typed in the inode in the command (saved in an old List e-mail): find . -inum <inode> -delete it didn't delete them. Do you think your way would work where manual command wouldn't? But, they are gone now, so I can't try it anyway.
My _speculation_ is that if '-delete' option did not work from w/in find(1), i doubt that above quoted command chain would cause any difference. I suppose, you also guessed the same. OTOH, the description of -delete option does say...
-delete ... It will not attempt to delete a filename with a ``/'' character in its pathname relative to ``.'' for security reasons.
...that is one thing to consider.
It would have been fun to experiment w/ the offending directory structure. Next time it happens, send me a sample/small tar'd copy, will you?
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