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"hidden" file in linux

Hi,

I can run a command and it will find a file called agora.cgi:

# find . -maxdepth 1 -name \*cgi\*
./agora.cgi
./commerce.cgi
./nph-agora.cgi
./picserve.cgi
./test_id.cgi

But when I try to do -exec ls -lh {} \; it's like the file is not there:
# find . -maxdepth 1 -name \*cgi\* -exec ls -lh {} \;
find: ./agora.cgi: No such file or directory
-rwxr-xr-x    1 studebak studebak      75k Jan 29  2003 ./commerce.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x    1 studebak studebak      77k Jan 29  2003 ./nph-agora.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x    1 studebak studebak      17k Jan 29  2003 ./picserve.cgi
-rwxr-xr-x    1 studebak studebak     2.6k Feb 17  2005 ./test_id.cgi

Also if I try to remove it, the comp says it's not there:
# rm agora.cgi
rm: cannot remove `agora.cgi': No such file or directory

But then let's say I try to touch the file... the comp says it's there again... it's weird:
# touch agora.cgi
touch: creating `agora.cgi': File exists

Can anyone tell me how to delete this file?
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bryanlloydharris
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2 Solutions
 
ravenplCommented:
and what simple 'ls -la' says? or find  -maxdepth 1 -name '*cgi*' -printf "'%h'\n"
Maybe there are some spaces around the name?
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pjedmondCommented:
Possible issues:

1.     File corruption. Run appropriate file system check on the partition.
2.    Try: rm -f agora.cgi  This may work?
3.     As well as ls -al for the file. Please provide lsattr for it. This will show any 'extended' file attributes that man be causing problems.

HTH:)
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bryanlloydharrisAuthor Commented:
Hi,

It seems someone else may have run this program to fix it because the file is back again.  Thanks for all your help though!
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