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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU Tar 1.28 configuration test for deep directory hierarc

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU Tar 1.28 configuration test for deep directory hierarchy failing on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:38:21 +0200
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Charles Diza wrote:
FWIW, I hackily was able to remove the tree.  There seems to be something
about the name "confdir-14B---", but I could be wrong about this.  I wrote
a ruby script that descends the tree, renaming the Nth dir to "aN".  After
this, I found that (a) the tree seems to stop at the 379th level, and (b)
if I just cd about 30 or so levels down, "rm -rf a*" will remove everything
below, then I can cd back to the top of the tree and remove the whole thing.

Maybe the problem is not the name but the length of the name. By making it shorter, perhaps the path of the deepest directory becomes short enough for 'rm' to remove it.


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