OpenSUSE :: Cannot Remove Empty File?

Mar 2, 2011

I was copying an .avi file to an external hard drive and half way through the copy the drive reset and required remounting. Consequently I have an empty .avi file on the hard drive. I tried to recopy the file and overwrite, but I keep getting 'Could not write to media/harddrive/filename.avi'. I tried to rename to file to be copied but got the same response, I cannot delete the empty file either, as I get an error telling I cannot delete it. I have tried to do this as the user and root with the same result.Any other file I tried to copy onto the external hard drive is fine, just this one zero length file and the file I was trying to copy, the original of the file. I also tried to delete the file on another computer but couldn'tExternal hard drive is a WD elements ntfs, which works great except for this glitch.

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General :: Shell Scripting \ (test If A File Is Empty, If It Is Then Display "file Is Empty" Otherwise Display "file Is Not Empty")?

Oct 5, 2010

I am a final year student doign Computer systems engineering and just been introduced to linux. While still strugling to catch up with the commands, I am now given an assignment under shell scripting.I seriously am strugling to understand this question, can you please assist me.Here follows the assignment:

Operating Systems III
Some tips
e.g. (test if a file is empty, if it is then display "file is empty" otherwise display


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Mar 23, 2010

I've noticed that when I run:

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/dev/sda2 20641788 8427780 11165368 44% /
udev 961204 192 961012 1% /dev
/dev/sda3 217642344 4037944 202548468 2% /home

I have 44% used. It should be much smaller, under 10%. How do I empty the /tmp file or other file to free up space?

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Sep 14, 2010

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Jan 27, 2010

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How to remove a large file in SUSE 11.2?

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Jul 15, 2010

I have a large file that a process writes to. I would like to empty that file. If I delete it the process will stop writing to it. Just flush the content but keep the file.

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Jul 5, 2011

With this I may remove the last emtpy char which is not visible, coming from net, windows, ...

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However if there are not then it makes a problem and delete effectively an existing char.

echo "klklj" |sed s/.$//

Anyone would have a solution for SH?

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Mar 13, 2010

I have this file: 1.txt, with this contents:


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Jun 17, 2010

I am using embedded Linux. File open is successful. The file has all the permissions. It is present in current directory too. The size is about 27KB. But s.st_size says it is zero.

inputFileName = "abc.mp3";
FILE* inFile = NULL;
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kern.* /dev/console
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages


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Mar 15, 2010

I was checking my syslog.conf file recently and it seems that it is an empty file >_> it shouldn't be correct?

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Dec 2, 2010

I have setup a local repository containing several .rpm files. I created a comps.xml file outlining the category and groups for the local repository. However, when I issue the yum grouplist command, I get the following error:

Failed to add groups file for repository: localRepo - comps file is empty/damaged

However, if I try to install one of the the packages in the repository, it works just fine.

Here are the steps I took to create the repodata:

The comps.xml and repository are stored in the directory:
cd /var/www/html/myrepo/x86_64
createrepo -g comps.xml .


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Aug 16, 2010

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java -jar /root/les/run/etest.jar >/opt/etstout.out 2>&1 &

And after I wrote the service script That is ,


# Startup script for epict
# chkconfig: 2345 25 88


I tried with google to solve this issue but did not get any result.

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Mar 26, 2011

Using awk I pull the first field of a random line from my datafile.myvar1=`awk -F" " 'NR=='$randline' {printf "%s", $1}' myfileThis works fine. The problem is there will be empty lines at the end of the file. Rather than using awkto filter out blank lines I would like to figure this out first.So I test $myvar1 for a blank string after setting $randline to one that I know is blank:test -z "$myvar1" && echo "true" || echo "false"But, this returns "false"? So the string is not zero length. Why? It's a tab-separated file. Is awk storing the tab with the $1 field or something.This is where I get headache. I try to echo my variable to see what it looks like.

echo "$myvar1"
outputs: nothing
echo "My variable is [$myvar1]"
outputs: [y variable is [

Why is the closing bracket at the beginning? What character could be stored in $myvar1 that would do such a thing and how did it get there?

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Apr 14, 2010

My cron job is executing the below mysqldump command but it produces an empty sql file. However, when I run from the command line, it works as expected.

15 6 * * * root mysqldump -uroot -pXXXXXXX mydbname | gzip > /home/dbbackup/db_`/bin/date +\%Y\%m\%d\%H\%M`.sql.gz

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I just installed FC10 and then used yumex to install the vsftpd FTP daemon package. I'm using the vsftpd.conf file that came with the distribution, and its almost identical to one I copied from my FC2 machine's working set-up. When I try to FTP in as a known system user I'm presented with my home directory /home/myusername/. The directory appears empty to the FTP program, but isn't in reality. I can't upload a file to the empty home directory. I can move up the directory hierarchy to /home/, but again that appears as an empty directory.

I don't think it's a vsftpd.conf file issue. I've tried everything I can there. Could it have something to do with permissions? I fiddled with those, but couldn't make an FTP directory listing work.


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after update f12 to f13 geany stopped to work correctly on remote storage (sftp). Geany opens file correctly, but when I try to save, it saves empty file. I tried "notepad" and "gedit", they work good on f13. Geany on f12 worked correctly too.

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Jun 16, 2011

Greetings, I have installed a VMware host on Windows 7 64bit and followed with a 10.04LTS 64 bit guest install. Everything went smooth. I have used VMware before, but the other way around.. Linux host and Windows guest.

So this time I am installing the VMWare tools on the guest, ubuntu 10.04, but it seems to be failing. The vmware tools install ran fine the first time with no errors, but I was getting the follwoing error after logging into the Ubuntu guest afterwards.

Could Not Apply the Start Configuration for Monitors
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So I re installed the VMware tools once again, but still the same.

I am hoping that someone here has come across this before and hs a workaround. I don't think the vmware tools was installed correctly.

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Jul 13, 2011

I am not sure why this does not work..
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I have set up a cron job in linux server using the command 'wget -q -o wget_outputlog url'

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How to stop this.

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Mar 2, 2010

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Jun 17, 2011

I'm installing Wordpress and I want Hosting Multiple Sites with them. For that I need modify the httpd.conf file but it's empty. Where I can make that changes? These are the changes:

1. Type: LoadModule rewrite_module /libexec/
2. Find the <VirtualHost> section in the httpd.conf file.
3. Find a line in the <VirtualHost> section of the httpd.conf that looks like this: AllowOverride None
3. Replace that line with this line: AllowOverride FileInfo Options
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Jan 11, 2011

Whenever i try to empty the Trash (As Root) it does so then gives me an error message saying that it can't delete a specific file. It's always the same file and it says:"The file or folder /home/.Trash-0/files/yesterday once more.mp3 does not exist."Having looked in this location logged in as root using both Dolphin and at the command line, this file doesn't exist.

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I have some files in my user trash bin which don't get emptied. Can you please tell me where I can find my trash bin using Superuser Dolphin? Or how can I force empty it? I tried /home/.Trash-0/files but it's all empty.

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