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Old 08-28-2012
Directory with same names and different inode no

I am having a problem where i have two directories with same name and different inode number.I want to get rid of newer one but not sure how should i? Because when i change directory i am not sure where i get in and what i am removingSmilie

root@server # ls -lia |grep us000xyz_R5   
     42734 drwxrwxrwx  35 root     other         37 Aug 25 19:38 us000xyz_R5
     89538 drwxr-xr-x   3 oracle   dba          512 Aug 25 19:20 us000xyz_R5

Last edited by zaxxon; 08-28-2012 at 04:50 AM.. Reason: added a slash to end code tags
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Old 08-28-2012

find . -inum 42734 -exec rm -rf '{}' \;

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Old 08-28-2012
It is impossible to have two directories with the same name in the same parent directory.

What do you get for:

ls -lia |grep us000xyz_R5 | sed -n l     # Make control codes visible

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Old 08-28-2012

Below is the out put i see when i give below command

root@us000xyz # ls -lia |grep us000xyz_R5|sed -n l

42734 drwxrwxrwx  35 root     other         37 Aug 25 19:38 us000x\
     89538 drwxr-xr-x   3 oracle   dba          512 Aug 25 19:20 us000x\

Last edited by sahil_shine; 08-28-2012 at 09:57 AM.. Reason: made code working
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Old 08-28-2012
Originally Posted by sahil_shine

Below is the out put i see when i give below command

root@us000xyz # ls -lia |grep us000xyz_R5|sed -n l
If you want the files from root user only just add one more grep to it...

ls -lia |grep root | grep us000xyz_R5

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Old 08-28-2012
The problem i have is one of the directory contains all my project critical data and is also mounted as filesystem.The second directory i suspect is created via netbackup restore (I am not sure how) is occupying space under root filesytem and making it full.I want to get rid of second directory which is making root full.But when i change directory i am not sure which directory i am in cause is see same contents Smilie
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Old 08-28-2012
If yours is in a separate file system, its simple... just umount it what you see let is the culprit...

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