Resolved: See "However" at the end of the question for details.
I've managed to hose my login to a Unix box. I don't have an easy way of contacting the administrator, so I'd like to resolve it myself ideally. I don't have root access (that would be too easy).
Per the title, I've managed to create a large file through an app spamming stdout, which I now can't remove.
rm -f doesn't work, nor does
cat /dev/null >| $file, nor
truncate -s 0 $file. Errors are akin to the following, for everything I've tried.
tr08[~]$ cat /dev/null >| wordlist.txt -bash: wordlist.txt: Disk quota exceeded
quota is unhelpful:
tr08[~]$ quota -v Disk quotas for user meand (uid 8650): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace tau:/uspac/mc10/m10mr 0 0 0 0 0 0
I'm at a loss on what to do next. Google only gave me
cat \dev\null, so any advice or suggestion would be gratefully received.
Output requested in the comments:
tr08[~]$ uname -a Linux tr08.ecs 188.8.131.52-106a.fc11.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Sep 21 11:11:58 BST 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux tr08[~]$ mount | grep /m08ad tau:/uspac/mc10/m10mr on /auto/complb/m10mr type nfs (rw,nosuid,intr,sloppy,addr=184.108.40.206)
However: I'm not sure what happened, but when I logged in to get the details Gilles requested in the comments, I tried an
rm, which worked just fine.
quota -v is now producing no output, either. I've no idea whether this is due to some admin intervention or some other cunning trickery, but it all appears sorted now.