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Re: Directory/File 'Stuck' in Webspace

__/ [Roy Schestowitz] on Saturday 14 January 2006 18:01 \__

> For over a year I have been trying to remove a void directory, which I once
> created in cPanel's file manager. When trying to remove it from cPanel's
> interface: "Internal Error, can't find that folder". I tried shell access
> too:
> $ ls
>         Perturbation_Specification/        Perturbation/
> Error_Propagation/                 Perturbation_Method/
> Euclidean/                         Presentation_and_Talk/
> ISBI_2006_Plan/                    Sensitivity_Errors/
> ISBI_Structure/                    Shuffle_Distance/
> January_2005_Tools/                Thesis_Structure/
> NRR_Evaluation_Assessment_Errors/  index.htm
> $ rmdir Perturbation_Specification
> rmdir: `Perturbation_Specification': No such file or directory
> $ rmdir \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ Perturbation_Specification
> rmdir: `        Perturbation_Specification': No such file or directory
> I thought it would be resolved in due time (maybe owing to filesystem
> maintenance carried out by the Web host). After a year I am led to believe
> that it's there to stay forever. No luck with FTP either. About 10 minutes
> ago I renamed a file via cPanel; the filename mistakenly contained a space
> at the start. It seems like the same scenario all over again, so I decided
> to ask you guys. There's cruft left behind and I spend plenty of time
> trying to remove it to no avail. Any workarounds or ideas? Red Hat
> 2.4.20-30.9smp/Apache 1.3.33/cPanel X v2.5.0/
> /Many/ thanks in advance,
> Roy

I have finally found a solution:

mv *Perturbation_Specification dummy

This operation was permitted and I could then erase the cruft through cPanel,
which had the necessary privileges. What a nasty bug this can become...
cPanel ought to have removed that tab in the first place. I am yet to get
rid of similar 'jammed' files, which reside on a different site where a
filename begins with a space.

Many thanks to all!


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