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As root I am unable to delete a empty directory, on solaris 8.
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by:Tintin
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What command are you using?
What error message are you getting?
Is the directory NFS mounted?
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Question Title: Can't delete a directory
asked by tuckcorp on 09/03/2004 12:33AM BST

Hi I work on Solaris 8 and I can't delete a directory. The directory is empty. We have used lsof /directory put could not find any process that had the directory. We also ran a fuser against it and could not find anything attached.
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As root you should be able delete any local dir. For NFS mount it depends on how
the filesystem is exported, the root for NFS client might not have permissions to delete
any file for the NFS mount file system (it may be READ only).

If you have trouble with a local dir. try use Solaris Sofware CD to boot up the system
in single user mode, run fsck to fix the filesystem, eg, if the dir is in /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0:

fsck -y /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0

then boot up the system from HD and try again.
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