Problem with deleting files

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Sep 1 09:37:13 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 01:10:24PM +0200, Gregory Nou wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently experiencing a weird problem : some of my folders are 
> completely empty (ls -a doesn't even mention . or ..)
> But, I cannot remove them, and a ls is very very slow (but just in those 
> folders, and it is quite rare, but now I cannot update firefox, nor 
> openoffice, because make clean will fail).
> uname -a gives :
> FreeBSD *.fr 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Fri Aug 26 10:12:03 
> CEST 2005     root@*.fr:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL  i386
> my questions are :
> Is it Freebsd related, or may it be a problem with my hard disk ?
> Is there a way to delete, or just unlink a folder, even if it doesn't 
> appear to be empty ?

You forgot to show us the problem, but try unmounting your filesystem
and running fsck -f.

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