Removing wierd file

Micheal Patterson micheal at
Tue Apr 20 07:47:12 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul English" <penglish at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 6:42 PM
Subject: Removing wierd file

> One of my former users has a strange file in her directory and I can't
> remove, chown or chmod it as root.
> ls -l
> total 0
> -rwxrws--T  1 1708453043  4187987649  0 Oct  9  2001 10009_dir
> It was created over nfs by arcinfo running on a Sun machine. I have no
> idea why it would have those permissions, let alone the invalied UID/GID.
> Suggestions anyone?
> Paul

I'm guessing that you're already tried to chown it to root and chmoding it
before trying to remove the file?


Micheal Patterson
TSG Network Administration

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