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# 1  
Old 03-17-2009
Unable to delete an open file

I am working on a unix server.
I killed all the processes with my id on the machine.
After that I tried to delete a file, I got an error:-
file not removed.Text File busy.

Deletion of directory prompted:-
Directory not empty.

Can anyone help me regarding this...???

Thanks,
Vikas
# 2  
Old 03-17-2009
What is your system?..
# 3  
Old 03-17-2009
I am working on HP-UX machine
# 4  
Old 03-17-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by vikasrout
I am working on HP-UX machine
You should try fuser(1M) command
# 5  
Old 03-18-2009
Is there some other solution...???
# 6  
Old 03-19-2009
vikasrout,

If you use fuser with the -u option it will tell you the id of the process locking the file, and the user who owns the process -

fuser -u filename

Regards,
davf
# 7  
Old 03-19-2009
Note that if the file is being accessed via nfs or smb from another machine, that the fuser command may not show the user, as it looks for processes on the local machine that have the file handle open.

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