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Re: Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin
Neven Luetic wrote:
It says: "x cannot be deleted. Access denied. Maybe the source file
is opened" (maybe this translation from german is bad, but I saw it
before, so you'll recognize it).
Does any process have this file opened? Try using Process Explorer
Process Explorer doesn't show anything (I looked for the handle
"cygwin.old", i.e. the top level dir).
There are two different types of find in Process Explorer. Are you sure
you tried both?
I killed any process that I could
(including explorer) and stopped AntiVir, Apache and mysql. No change.
Anyway, those stale links cannot be accessed as files at all. I can
only see them using "ls" or apply chmod/chown on them. Nothing else.
If I try "cat file", it says "No such file or directory". File zombies.
Symbolic links, in Cygwin for Windows, are not very much different than
regular Windows Shortcuts (OK there are some differences and perhaps
this is one of them). As such if you created a Windows shortcut to say a
folder and later removed the folder you would expect, and Windows would
handle, deleting the shortcut. As such I don't understand what the
problem is here.
* Make the file that the link it pointing to valid then try removing
* Try removing the link with Cygwin's rm (you probably did this
already, included for completeness)
* Try removing the link with Windows Explorer
* Try removing the link with DOS' DEL.
* Try examining the shortcut's properties and security
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