file permission problem
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Nov 28 01:07:00 GMT 2007
Win Tong wrote:
> I have a difficult problem which I don't know how to solve and I'll
> appreciate any help.
> I'm using windows XP Home with cygwin and I want to remove the directory
> 'no_bulk' and all the files within it.
> The following commands show me something like this
> $ rm -r no_bulk
> rm: cannot remove `no_bulk/con': No such file or directory
> $ ls -l no_bulk
> ls: no_bulk/con: No such file or directory
> total 0
> ---------- 0 ???????? ???????? 0 Jan 1 1970 con
> I tried to delete it through windows explorer as a administrator but it
> say cannot find the specified file even though it shows the file and say
> the file has 71kB and modified on 15/09/2007.
> I've search google but cannot find anything that helps.
> This is not the only directory that has this wired file and I want to
> get rid of them.
> please help
'con' is a reserved Windows file name. You must have worked pretty hard
to create it since you can't create it by normal means. Anyway, you can
get rid of it using the '//?/<fully qualified path>' syntax. For
bash-3.2$ mkdir foo
bash-3.2$ cd foo
bash-3.2$ touch '//?/f:/foo/con'
bash-3.2$ ls -l
ls: con: No such file or directory
---------- 0 ???????? ???????? 0 Dec 31 1969 con
bash-3.2$ rm '//?/f:/foo/con'
bash-3.2$ ls -l
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