Strange file deletion problem

Chad Campbell Chad.Campbell at
Tue Mar 9 14:27:48 GMT 1999

> We're observing a strange problem when trying to delete 226 files out of
> a directory that is 7 levels deep.  Each time we do "del *.*" in the
> command window, most of the files are deleted, and the rest report "The
> system cannot find the file specified."  The number of errors correspond
> to the number of files not deleted, but the files reported as not being
> found do not correspond to the files that weren't deleted.  This occurs
> exactly the same way each time.  On the first pass, all but 35 files are
> deleted, on the second all but 9 are deleted, and then the third pass
> deletes the rest.  Also, the same files are involved each time.  We
> successfully deleted all 226 files using Windows NT explorer with no
> noticeable errors.  We're running Samba 2.0.0 with the file truncation
> patch on an Ultra 2 running Solaris 7 in 64 bit mode.  The NT client is
> 4.0 with SP4/128 bit.

Hmm - I suppose a question would have been in order - how about the general
- What the hell is this??? :)

Thanks again,


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