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# 1  
Old 09-06-2011
folder not visible in ls -l

Hi,

I have a strange problem. when i do ls i see a folder, say 'abc', but it disappears when i do ls -l. I cannot access or mv that folder. Solaris 10 (SPARC) doesn't allow me to create a new folder with the same name, as it already exists.
'file' command also doesn't recognize i 'abc' existance.
# 2  
Old 09-06-2011
NFS? If not check the file system if you can.
# 3  
Old 09-06-2011
its local disk. i can't run an fsck on it right now. du -sh * shows it as an empty folder (0k)
# 4  
Old 09-06-2011
What's the output of ls -lba? Any funny \-escapes?
# 5  
Old 09-06-2011
nope, any use of -l, and 'ban_output' is not listed.
Code:
[root@server] # ls
ban_output                    disableusers.txt              process.txt                   user_20100601_102804.xml.log
cal.txt                       disableusers.txt_20110904     sctssb.txt                    user_20110104_121943.xml.log
calendar_bak_old              dse.ldif.bak                  stscripts                     wipeluminis
config.txt                    dse.ldif.startOK              tmp                           working
configman.lst                 media                         user_20100523_113801.xml.log
dead.letter                   migration                     user_20100531_113208.xml.log
disable_users_20100713        plumcrt01.conf                user_20100601_081926.xml.log

[root@server] # ls -l
total 24288
-rw-r--r--   1 root root    11457237 Jun  6  2010 cal.txt
drwx------   2 root root        512 Apr 13  2010 calendar_bak_old
-rw-r--r--   1 root root     244072 Dec 11  2010 config.txt
-rw-r--r--   1 root root     230512 Apr 28  2010 configman.lst
-rw-------   1 root root        931 Apr 12  2010 dead.letter
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        241 Jul 13  2010 disable_users_20100713
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        627 Sep  4 13:43 disableusers.txt
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        427 Jul  3 10:51 disableusers.txt_20110904
-rw-------   1 root root     185245 Nov 25  2010 dse.ldif.bak
-rw-------   1 root root     185245 Nov 25  2010 dse.ldif.startOK
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root        512 Apr 13  2010 media
drwxr-xr-x   5 root root        512 Apr 18  2010 migration
-rw-r--r--   1 root root       1240 Apr 12  2010 plumcrt01.conf
-rw-r--r--   1 root root       8685 Apr 28  2010 process.txt
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        169 Apr 14  2010 sctssb.txt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root        512 Apr 14  2010 stscripts
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root      29184 Sep  5 11:12 tmp
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        326 May 23  2010 user_20100523_113801.xml.log
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        326 May 31  2010 user_20100531_113208.xml.log
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        326 Jun  1  2010 user_20100601_081926.xml.log
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        326 Jun  1  2010 user_20100601_102804.xml.log
-rw-r--r--   1 root root        326 Jan  4  2011 user_20110104_121943.xml.log
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root      16453 Apr 12  2010 wipeluminis
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root        512 Apr 14  2010 working


Last edited by Mack1982; 09-06-2011 at 01:32 PM..
# 6  
Old 09-06-2011
try an "ls -i" to get the inode number?
# 7  
Old 09-06-2011
That works.
67115 ban_output

but can i access it using inode. I can't find it using the inum option in the find command
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