I write this article with fear and trepidation; I've never done this,
is strong medicine. However, it's something that needs
to be said.
I've seen several reports about files with null names - they evidently
arise through some bad interaction between PCs running
[I've heard several reports of files with slashes (
) in their
They came via NFS from Macintoshes.
The method below should help with them.
For lots of reasons, it's virtually impossible to delete a
null-named file. The following technique has been recommended:
to find out the
inode number (
of the directory with
the null filename.
and dismount the filesystem that contains the directory with the null
Use the command
to "clear" the
is the inode number of
the directory that contains the null filename and
the name of the filesystem that contains this directory.
, and let it repair the damage.