Delete --blocking-factor file

Delete --blocking-factor file

Post by Patrick Bar » Sat, 26 Jul 2003 18:24:28



Don't know how but we have managed to create a 3.5 gig file in our
root directory called --blocking-factor and we can't delete it.

Has anybody got any suggestion for removing this file?

Patrick.

 
 
 

Delete --blocking-factor file

Post by ynotsso » Sat, 26 Jul 2003 19:24:51



Quote:> Don't know how but we have managed to create a 3.5 gig file in our
> root directory called --blocking-factor and we can't delete it.
> Has anybody got any suggestion for removing this file?

Probably a result of typographical or syntactic error in a tar command.

It would be helpful if you would be more descriptive of the particular error
your are encountering. "We can't delete it" doesn't say much.

Have you tried:

    rm -- --blocking-factor

Notice the 2 dashes after rm which indicates that the next argument is not a
command option.

        tony

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1. SCO tar error on block size (not block factor)

Someone recommended:
tar cvfb - ./config 32768 | compress | dd of=/dev/rmt/0m bs=32k  
tar: invalid blocksize. (Max 20)
0+1 records in
0+1 records out

Seeing his/her error i supposed that what they meant was the actual
block
size in bytes to match the 'dd' record size.  But
tar cvfB -  ./config 32768  | compress | dd of=/dev/rmt/0m bs=32k
tar: B: unknown option
Usage: tar -{txruc}[0-9vfbkelmnopwAFLTP] [tapefile] [blocksize]
[tapesize] files...
        Key     Device            Block   Size(K)    Tape
        0       /dev/rfd048ds9    18      360        No    
        1       /dev/rfd148ds9    18      360        No    
        2       /dev/rfd096ds15   10      1200       No    
        3       /dev/rfd196ds15   10      1200       No    
        4       /dev/rfd0135ds9   18      720        No    
        5       /dev/rfd1135ds9   18      720        No    
        6       /dev/rfd0135ds18  18      1440       No    
        7       /dev/rfd1135ds18  18      1440       No    
        8       /dev/rct0         20      0          Yes    
        9       /dev/rctmini      20      0          Yes    
        10      /dev/rdsk/fp03d   18      720        No    
        11      /dev/rdsk/fp03h   18      1440       No    
        12      /dev/rdsk/fp03v21 10      20330      No  

Is there a way to get tar to match the 'dd' record size please?
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