I'm a non-root user on a shared compile server that mounts
/home via NFS from some other host. I have a directory
~/a/b with lots of subdirectories
c1,c2,.... I wanted to delete
~/a/b completely, and succeeded for most of the
cN directories. But a few (say
c1) are completely inaccessible: I can execute them (i.e.
cd into them) but neither list (
ls) let alone remove them. If I say
rm -rf ~/a/b/c1, the process hangs in a
What can I do as a non-root user to get rid of
Update: I just ssh'd to the file-server (to rule out NFS) and I cannot perform the operation there either, so this doesn't seem to be an NFS problem after all. However, why does the kernel refuse to remove a directory?