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Re: What the hell are these dirs?



On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 23:03 -0400, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Can someone tell me what these dirs are for and why they're so hard to
> delete:
> 
> [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?
Why assume? Why not just look at how many there are?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ranbir
> 
> -- 
> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
> Linux 2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 
> 22:57:41 up 14:24, 3 users, load average: 1.06, 0.81, 1.48 
> 
> 
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