So via what I suspect is a cron'd rsync gone awry, I noticed that I have ~25000 variants of .DS_Store in a directory that's on an external disk, they're named "..DS_Store.FOO" where FOO varies. The ...
I got a strange error the other day. Attempting to rm -rf nav/ a directory threw "not a directory", but trying to rm nav errored with "is a directory". How is this possible?