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Re: unable to create any directory that uses numbers as thedirectory name



On 21/09/2007, Madan Thapa <madan feedback gmail com> wrote:
> Description of problem:
> ============================================
> Problem creating directories with only numbers as name.
>
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> ==================================================================
> root server [~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 5)
>
> root server [~]# uname -a
> Linux server.integrityserver.net 2.6.9-55.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:03:35 EDT
> 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> root server [~]#
>
>
> How reproducible:
> ======================
>
> root server [~]# mkdir 1
> mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory
> root server [~]# mkdir 12
> mkdir: cannot create directory `12': No such file or directory
> root server [~]# mkdir 1a2
> root server [~]#
>
>
>
> Actual results:
> ======================
> mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory
>
>
> Expected results:
> ======================
> should be able to create a directory
>
> Additional Info:
> ==================
> root server [~]# ll $(which mkdir)
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 25060 Sep 19 15:46 /bin/mkdir*
> root server [~]# rpm -qf $(which mkdir)
> coreutils-5.2.1-31.6
> root server [~]#
> root server [~]# mount -a
> root server [~]#
>
> FSType = ext3
>
>
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How come your /bin/mkdir dates from 19-Sep?

Could you give us the output of
# file `which mkdir`
# mount | grep your-filesystem
# lsattr -d ~

What happens when you create a directory with an alphanumerical name,
and then move it to a numerical directory?

Kind regards,

Herta



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