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Re: Problems with deleting directories

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Subject: Re: Problems with deleting directories
From: MichaelM <lordvader@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 13:40:55 +1000
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On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 08:09 am, you wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 08:43:28AM +1000, MichaelM wrote:
> > I once had a similar problem. It wasn't due to the filesystem, but
> > rather a filename got currupted, and ended up with a "/" in the
> > name. "/" is an illegal character in filenames, so the file couldn't
> > be deleted, renamed, nothing. I had to format the drive to remove
> > the file.
>
> Formatting is pretty drastic.  You could just find out which block the
> filename is in and poke that with hexedit or similar.

Well yeah, but I was gonna format anyway :D


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