Here is a file which shows up on a webserver running debian 4 and joomla

ls -li
??--------- ? ? ? ?                ? icon-48-stats&png

Any idea why ls displays such a nonexistent file?



asked 12 May '10, 01:39

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(14 Jun '11, 11:36) rfelsburg ♦

The first thing that I would try is a fsck. Check the various options and see if there is anything more specific to inode allocation.
The second thing that I would try is to make a copy (cp) of the file, then compare it to the original one and eventually replace it.
Does the file display fine? It looks to me like it's a PNG file with an ampersand instead of a dot. If it's not supposed to be there in the first place, probably a fsck will get rid of it.


answered 12 May '10, 08:51

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From the os point of view the file does not exist. The responses from commands such as stat, cat and rm are the same: No such file or directory – jk04 0 secs ago

(13 May '10, 02:25) jk04
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