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Re: Remove Large File

On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 02:42, Rudi Starcevic wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a file I've created which appears to be too large for my ext2
> filesystem.
> The file I created is a large text file which is a Postgresql database
> backup.
> I now know when dumping large databases to pipe the dump command to
> something like 'split' so that the resulting output file
> is split into smaller chunks.
> However before I was aware of this I created a file which is too large
> to handle.
> I want to remove this file but am getting this error message:
> rm: cannot remove `camper.dump20020116': Value too large for defined 
> data type
> So I'm kinda stuck. I can't access the file whatsoever. Even the file
> size doesn't appear for me.
> Any idea's on how I can delete this file ?

Here's a little trick:

Start python and do:

import os

This will remove the file (worked for me on a 15G logfile).


Teun Vink
Luna.nl System & Network Engineer

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