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Deleting garbage file names

Sounds like you use reiser... but if it is ext2, you could use debugfs to do
stuff like that.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-admin at [mailto:discuss-admin at]On Behalf Of
> Jerry Feldman
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:19 PM
> To: discuss at
> Subject: Deleting garbage file names
> Somehow, one of my directories got corrupted, specifically
> /lib/modules.2.2.4-16/kernel/drivers/usb/serial. This was effectively
> preventing me from starting pcmcia. Once I figured out why pcmcia was
> failing, I created a new serial directory, moved in the file names that I
> could read. However, I could not get the rm command to remove the
> directory
> with -rf --directory --force, or whatever.
> Years ago on Unix, I used to have a way to delete files by use of
> the inode
> number, but I have since forgotten how.
> What I want to do it to blow the directory away even if it is non-empty,
> and let fsck reconnect the 2 or 3 files in the directory,
> The other question is when I do a reiserfsck with --check, fsck
> does report
> some corruption and recommends using the --rebuld-tree option,
> but this is
> on the root file system, and it refuses to run with this option on a
> mounted files system.  I could boot from CD Rom except the CD-ROM on my
> laptop likes to disappear each summer (Which I recently tracked down to a
> loose cable).
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> Boston Linux and Unix user group
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