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A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:40 pm
by Armstrong
I am still using Linux Mint 17 KDE, and am doing so very happily. For the most part. Recently, a folder has appeared in Dolphin which I cannot identify. It is labelled "rlylSy.N9u". Any attempts to open the folder (or delete it) result in Dolphin freezing up, and I get the box informing me that Dolphin is not responding. If I go into BASH, the file is listed, but when I attempt to go to that file I am informed that the system cannot find it. As long as I leave the folder alone, everything seems find, but this seems a bit disconcerting to me. Does anyone have any idea of what has happened. Thanks for any info.
Slainte,
Hunter

Re: A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:27 pm
by deepakdeshp
Go to the files folder.

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 sudo rm f
is the command to remove it. Where f is the file you wish to remove.

Re: A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm
by kc1di
can you right click on the file and go to properties and let us know who it's owner is? Should be user or root. Also what are the permissions who can access the file. It sounds suspicious.

Re: A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by Armstrong
kc1di wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm
can you right click on the file and go to properties and let us know who it's owner is? Should be user or root. Also what are the permissions who can access the file. It sounds suspicious.
Thank you for the response. Clicking on the folder in Dolphin, either right or left, freezes Dolphin. It produces the box which says that Dolphin is not responding, and allows me to either terminate the process or wait longer. In BASH, even though I can see the file, it is not recognized when I try to access it. It's a mystery.

Re: A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:21 pm
by Armstrong
deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Go to the files folder.

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 sudo rm f
is the command to remove it. Where f is the file you wish to remove.
Thank you for the suggestion. I tried this, also. I was informed that it is a Directory and could not be deleted. I opened it and it is just a large number of six character phrases followed by a lot of back slashes. Lots of six character phrases and lots of back slashes. Any thoughts?

Re: A Dolphin Mystery...

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:50 pm
by deepakdeshp

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 sudo rm -rd f 
Make sure that you are in the parent directory where it belongs. Use it with caution