I apologize for the possibly misleading title, but it is the best way I could think of to describe the problem, which is: I have several files that I can
cat, but when I try to
rm them I get a "No such file or directory" error.
$ cat "A11 D5 D5.txt" ... OUTPUT ... $ rm -f "A11 D5 D5.txt" rm: cannot remove `A11 D5 D5.txt': No such file or directory
I've tried overwriting the file and can execute the remove without error, but the file is still there; I can still cat the file.
$ echo "Boom" > "A11 D5 D5.txt" $ cat "A11 D5 D5.txt" Boom $ rm -f "A11 D5 D5.txt" $ cat "A11 D5 D5.txt" Boom $ rm -f "A11 D5 D5.txt" rm: cannot remove `A11 D5 D5.txt': No such file or directory
I'm at a complete loss. I suspect a reboot would fix the problem, but I am really more interested in why such a thing would happen. Some sort of filesystem problem? (I don't have reboot privileges for the system; it's a university cluster.)
Edit: I get the following output
$ ls A11 D5 D5.txt $ ls -b A11\ D5\ D5.txt $ printf '<%q>\n' <''>
stated the file (just in case):
$ stat A11\ D5\ D5.txt File: `A11 D5 D5.txt' Size: 5 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 131072 regular file Device: 1bh/27d Inode: 18446744068941111933 Links: 1 Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 596/ <username>) Gid: ( 1015/<group>) Access: 2012-12-09 22:48:29.000000000 -0600 Modify: 2012-12-09 22:56:44.835662498 -0600 Change: 2012-12-09 22:56:44.835662498 -0600
Edit 2: The filesystem is apparently of type "fuse" and
$ ls -lb A11\ D5\ D5.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 <username> <group> 5 Dec 9 22:56 A11\ D5\ D5.txt