What the hell are these dirs?
geleem at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 25 03:50:35 UTC 2009
Suvayu Ali wrote:
> On Friday 24 July 2009 08:03 PM, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
>> [ranbir at ranbir plugin]$ pwd
>> [ranbir at ranbir plugin]$ ls -l
>> total 523808
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 99831808 2009-07-24 22:43 gnome-mplayeraabsvy
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 107634688 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayercwgvib
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 29638656 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerjjkyiv
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 101244928 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerkaotaa
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 99209216 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerrkujaa
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 98258944 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerxnyieu
>> I don't know how they were created. So I decided to delete them, but
>> they don't actually get deleted. If I try an "ls", my HD grinds away
>> without printing any output to the screen.
>> I'm assuming the dirs are full of thousands of files. So, how do I get
>> rid of them?
> Those are most probably cached files which never got deleted after you
> closed your browser. rm -f should take care of it.
if user is in directory "/home/ranbir/.cache/gnome-mplayer/plugin' and he is
looking at *directories*, he has to use 'rm -fR *' to remove subdirectories
and their content.
see 'man rm'.
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