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i'm trying to remove directory from my external hard drive that i mounted to the file system i'm using the rm -r command but i got the the strange error :

rm: cannot remove `Lundu nitip/Downloads/Downloads/linux-3.12.2/arch/s390/include/uapi/asm': No such file or directory

this is strange because when i entering the directory recursively,directory and file contain in the directory i want to remove is exist. why does this happen? and how to remove the directory

  • What's the exact command line you used? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 23 '14 at 17:09
  • rm -r Lundu\ nitip/ where Lundu nitip is the name of the directory – harianja Apr 23 '14 at 17:15
  • try this: find Lundu\ nitip/ -delete && rmdir Lundu\ nitip/ – Marcel Apr 23 '14 at 17:28
  • Which filesystem does your external drive use? – derobert Apr 23 '14 at 20:13
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Try to see what is in the directory by listing hidden files, like;

$ ls -lRa directoryname

In Linux/Unix all files which starts with a . (dot) are considered hidden files

Another possibility is that you don't have permissions to remove the content -- the -f in rm -rf will cause those files you cannot remove due to permission issues to be ignored, so you can also try to issue the rm without the f option, like

rm -r directoryname

Additionally if the directory is a mount-point, you may have lost access or it may have gone into read-only mode -- To determine if that is the case you use the mount command and carefully examine the output.

The last is probably true, if the directory is a NFS mounted volume (or Windows share) where the remote machine has stopped responding

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if you have the permission to mount a drive mount it in the nautilus(to simply see if the drive exists and is readable (in a format linux can read) and wether the file exist or not...if not found press ctr+H to show hidden files... also make sure you typed the path correctly....remember the linux terminal is case sensitive hence Directory is not the same as directory or dirEctory...

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