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Re: root can not delete a directory ,why?

Gene Heskett wrote:
On Wednesday 21 December 2005 12:53, Realos wrote:


I am completely at loss. I can not delete following empty directory
as root.

drwxrwxrwx   2 root root   8192 Dec 21 18:14 kolab

I tried "rm -rf kolab", "rmdir -f kolab", "rm -fd kolab" but nothing
Error message is:

rm: cannot remove directory `kolab': Device or resource busy

Humm, you weren't perchance cd'd into the directory?

Makes no difference. The cwd is a shell thing, not an OS thing
(unlike with MSDOS and Windows). It's just some shorthand
for telling the shell how to do globbing.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

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