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  1. #1

    blinking red tmp@ in root directory?

    In my previous post I was attempting to set the PATH perminantly, and in the process I think I f'd up my box. I have Mandrake 8.1 I believe, can't seem to find the disk right now.

    The /usr/tmp directory has been changed to a red blinking tmp@ in the /usr directory and other directories and files are doing the same thing, including drakconf, which does not want to work anymore.

    Has anybody experienced this before?

    Any ideas are welcome. Thanks

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Daytona Beach, FL
    a red blinking tmp@ means it is a link to a file that is no longer there anymore

    for example try this

    touch blah #make a file called blah
    ls -l blah #show blah exists
    ln -s blah my_link #link to blah
    ls -l my_link #show my_link exists
    rm -f blah #remove blah
    ls -l my_link #im gonna blink, cause my target is missing...

    Quiet brain, or I\'ll stab you with a Q-tip.

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    San Antonio
    ls -l will tell you what the target is supposed to be as well with a -> sign.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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