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SubjectRe: Arg. File > 2GB removal
you don't mention which kernel you are using, but for some time now
ext2fs has been able to handle large files (>2GB) -- and I suspect dd
created such a beast for you

rm probably stat'd the file beforing removing it -- and failed,
because it's either old or uses and old library (which isn't LFS
aware)



--cw


On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 02:16:15AM -0600, Damacus Porteng wrote:
For grins, I did `dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile bs=1024 count=4000000`

Obviously, with the limits of ext2, this isn't allowed, however, dd continued
marrily on its way, tho it spouted an error...

I cancelled the dd and went to remove the file, though the following occured:
root@obfuscated:/home/ftp# rm testfile
rm: cannot remove `testfile': Value too large for defined data type

'ls' complains about the same. I ran e2fsck -f /dev/hde6 (the partition of
/home) and it didn't 'find' the problem.

How do I remove this file and reclaim the HDD space?

Thanks,

D.
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