> > A quick question that somebody may be able to answer.
> > If I had a filesystem that contained a directory.
> > That directory had stuff in it.
> > If I then mount another partition using the original directory as a mount
> > point is there anyway that I could delete the contents of that directory
> > without unmount the new partition??
> No. To all intents and purposes that data does not exsist as long as it is
> mounted over.
It does not exsist but I persume that it is still there taking up disk
> > I know this probably sounds pretty stupid but there is a good reason
> > really.
> Won't you please tell? Pretty please?
Well for /usr I have created a seperarate partition.
I now want to mount that partition, and remove the old data.
I guess it is time for my favorite bootdisk.
(I really love those ILUG BBCs they have saved me so many times)
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