There is one similar possibility. If another user or process is in the
directory, for example at a shell prompt, the system might not allow it to be
deleted. Linux DOES allow this (at least mine does) but I'm pretty sure SCO
Unix does not, so Sun OS may well be the same.
On Tuesday 31 July 2001 11:36, Charles Sharp wrote:
> Hi hrisy,
>> There's not a lot of pleasant possibilities
> if an rm -rf of test doesn't work (and I
> get the idea that it didn't).
>> Is it possible that a process is running
> that created a file and unlinked it, but
> the process is still running, but the file
> is still open? Or that an independent
> process rm'd a file the test directory, but
> another process has it open?
>> Does an "fuser -c test" show anything?
>> If fuser -c test doesn't show anything,
> and an rm -rf test (while you're not in
> the test directory) didn't work, then
> you can do an unlink(1M) of the directory,
> but understand that this is very, very,
> nasty and should only be done as a last
> resort. Be _very_ sure that no process
> has a file open in test when you do this.
> Be sure that no shell has test as it's
> current working directory.
>> good luck,
>> hrishy wrote:
> > Hi stephane
> > i am on sunos..output of sundir test is
> > rmdir test
> > rmdir: directory "test": Directory not empty
> > regards
> > hrishy
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