|Greg Helledy on 5 Jul 2016 12:42:25 -0700|
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|[PLUG] Undeletable file, how to get rid of it?|
I've searched for help on this but answers provided seem to focus on the case where the filename has spaces or other embedded non-visible characters. In that case, using Midnight Commander or another program that lets you select and delete the file, works.
I cannot. MC says "Cannot stat [filename] No such file or directory (2)"If I type "rm" and the first character of the filename and hit tab, the system brings up the rest of the filename properly. If I then hit enter, I get:
rm: cannot remove ‘filename’: No such file or directory This result was unexpected, I don't know what that means: touch: cannot touch ‘filename’: No such file or directoryHow do I delete a file like this, that's simultaneously there and not there? Is there any way to prevent this from recurring?
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