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Re: What the hell are these dirs?



Suvayu Ali wrote:
> On Friday 24 July 2009 08:03 PM, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
<snip>
>> [ranbir ranbir plugin]$ pwd
>> /home/ranbir/.cache/gnome-mplayer/plugin
>>
>> [ranbir 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'.

-- 

peace out.

tc,hago.

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