I am trying to delete a directory stored on a Windows 2008 R2 server, mounted on a Mac as network home (10.8.5). The directory was created by Safari and stores temporary internet files. I need to be able to delete this folder on logout from a Mac bash script.
The Terminal on Mac shows the directory as empty:
36W-FacRm-02:History lwickham$ cd /home/lwickham/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History 36W-FacRm-02:History lwickham$ ls -al total 0 drwx------ 1 lwickham CGPS\Domain Users 264 Nov 8 09:24 . drwx------ 1 lwickham CGPS\Domain Users 264 Nov 8 09:28 ..
However, on the Windows server it has a single 0kb file that doesn't start with a "." but yet is invisible to the Mac.
E:\FacultyHome2\lwickham\Library\Caches\Metadata\Safari\History>dir Volume in drive E is FacultyUsers2 Volume Serial Number is 8C17-4EF3 Directory of E:\FacultyHome2\lwickham\Library\Caches\Metadata\Safari\History 11/08/2013 09:24 AM <DIR> . 11/08/2013 09:24 AM <DIR> .. 11/07/2013 04:28 PM 0 http?%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl?sa=t&rct= j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CFsQFjAF&url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.usbanklocat ions.com%252Fhsbc-bank-usa-96th-street-branch.html&ei=5vR7UtmXEPjfsATe0YCIBA&usg =AFQjCNF9ypKbpYbXRng00FY3W8Y6cF1Tiw&bvm=bv.56146854,d. 1 File(s) 0 bytes 2 Dir(s) 514,231,967,744 bytes free 9ypKbpYbXRng00FY3W8Y6cF1Tiw&bvm=bv.56146854,d.1 File(s) 0 bytes2 Dir(s) 514,231,967,744 bytes free
All my attempts to delete the dir from the Mac have failed:
36W-FacRm-02:History lwickham$ rm -fr /home/lwickham/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/* 36W-FacRm-02:History lwickham$ rm -frd /home/lwickham/Library/Caches/ rm: /home/lwickham/Library/Caches//Metadata/Safari/History: Directory not empty rm: /home/lwickham/Library/Caches//Metadata/Safari: Directory not empty rm: /home/lwickham/Library/Caches//Metadata: Directory not empty rm: /home/lwickham/Library/Caches/: Directory not empty