I have a file named
.viminfo in home directory. I can see that the file is there by
$ ls lh ... drwxr-xr-x. 2 mt1022 1091 4.0K Oct 12 2016 .vim -?????????? ? ? ? ? ? .viminfo -rw-r--r--. 1 mt1022 1091 305 Nov 9 2013 .vimrc ...
However I cannot delete this file:
$ rm .viminfo rm: cannot remove '.viminfo': No such file or directory
I saw somewhere that such files are corrrupted can be deleted by inode number. However, when I run
ls -i I got the following output for the file:
145563901919042729 .cpan 144115239380596661 .vim 145563901918974272 .cpanm ? .viminfo 145564136279985406 .dask 144115238810163333 .vimrc
I also tried
sudo chmod g+x .viminfo (answer to a very similar post on this site). I still got
no such file or directory error.
My question is How to delete such a corrupted file?
additional info that might be helpful:
- The file is stored on a lustre file system.
- The file was normal before and become corrupted after a recent sudden power outage.
- The file is not fixed during