Linux Never Ending Directory Tree
Posted on 2008-10-03
There is a never ending directory within a directory within a directory so on and on for I don't know how long. It is the same directory. The first few are empty except the same directory. Like 10 or so into them, there is data. It looks something like this:
I know what you are thinking, "must be a virus." I just don't think so. It is a production server but this directory is not available to the web server. This was just a folder I made to backup something. I have no other problems. I think it happened when I tried:
rm -R -f /home/tmp/site/backup
I think this because the inside directories are today's date. I did this command on a different directory and everything was fine.
So, please, lets pretend this isn't caused by a virus, although I realize it is possible, and see if there is a fix or reason why this is happening.
FYI-I don't think this is a symbolic link. I did 'la' and it did not show up as one.