NTFS/bash/rm -f interactions

David Ascher da@maigret.cog.brown.edu
Wed Apr 23 18:54:00 GMT 1997

I've been doing a lot of untarring, making, installing, rm -f'ing, and
periodically when rm -f'ing I get the following message:

rm: WARNING: Circular directory structure.
This almost certainly means that you have a corrupted file system.
Cycle detected:
is the same file as

Now, I'm the system manager, and I do talk to myself a fair amount, but it
doesn't help much. =)

Is this a known bug?  I can remove the folder w/ the NT tools, so I assume
it's not *really* a corrupted fs, but someone tell me if I'm slowly (or
not so slowly) wreaking havoc.

I'm using 17.1, not patched (yet), and this is on an NTFS partition,
running NT4.


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