How Can I Clean Up Files That Don't Exist?

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Jun 30 02:34:21 GMT 2005

Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> Thank you and Norberto for your replies. 
np :)

> Your explanations make sense 
> for most cases but I don't think it applies to mine.  This is a small 
> home system and the only mail users are myself and my wife.  Thus I had 
> the luxury of stopping courier-imap and trying tar again.  Same errors.

- are the "missing" files the same every time you run the script / tar ?
- what does
ls -la ./<user>/Maildir/.Trash/cur/


- could it be the fact that those file names contain : ? i dont think 
so, but it's worth giving it a try. If it is, u may want to check if 
it's a tar problem or a shell problem, in which case u may be able to 
change the default list delimiter to see if it makes any difference (i 
dont see why it $IFS would affect this..but )

let us know how it goes,

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