How to remove odd file?

Ken Moffat ken at
Fri Dec 26 06:46:01 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 06:20:13PM +1300, Simon Geard wrote:
> Hi guys...
> I've accidentally ended up with some sort of dodgy file in my
> filesystem, I think as a result of having it mounted simultaneously in
> the real machine and in a VM - clearly a bad idea in hindsight. But can
> anyone tell me how to get remove it?
> :~$ ls -lrt blfs/_patches/
> ls: cannot access blfs/_patches/hal-0.5.11-udevinfo.patch: Stale NFS
> file handle
> total 0
> -????????? ? ? ? ?                ? hal-0.5.11-udevinfo.patch
> NFS has nothing to do with it, since I don't have NFS enabled on the
> system - I guess it's just a kind of problem usually associated with NFS
> mounts. Rebooting hasn't helped - I've tried that. I guess there must be
> something wrong with the filesystem entry for that file or the directory
> it's in...
> Simon.

 Have you tried to fsck that filesystem ?

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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