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    Red face Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    Probably a simple question... I have openSUSE 11.1. 4 HDDs installed. All are mounted through fstab and formatted ext3. All is cool. Except recently I got a huge file on my Home folder that is about 8Gb. And it is so named after the last HDD partition sdc1, What is this file? It's root owned, so I don't want to mess something up by deleting it. Any advice?
    -M

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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    That looks very strange to me. Have you ever played with anything after logging in as root? Like, copying some files to your sdc1 etc.
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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    Did you recently try to copy some files from sdc1? If so you could have easily made a mistake in the command line, ie cp /dev/sdc1/*.mp3 /home/me/music where it would have made one big file called "music" if the music folder didn't exist!

    You can read the contents using the cat command - cat /whereverthefileis/filename

    That might give you an idea of what is in there.

    Or simply identify the filetype by typing file /whereverthefileis/filename

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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    The filename is 'sdc1'. Have yet to try to cat the file to see whats in it. Although I don't know if I'll be able to understand 8Gb of output.
    As far as I recall i haven't been messing around with root access on that computer. BUT I did modify the exports NFS file share recently. I think it was after that reboot that I found the file.
    Just to make sure. If it is on the Home folder of my sda1 partition as seen through nautilus, then if I delete the file, it won't delete files on other partitions? I have stuff on my sdc1 partition I do not want to lose.
    -M

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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    what does the command below say?

    Code:
    file /path/to/strange/file/sdc1

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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    Sorry bout the late response. Have been AFK for a while.

    This it the output to

    Code:
    file /home/chepoxx/sdc1
    couldn't open file
    /home/chepoxx/sdc1: writable, regular file, no read permission
    So what do you guys think? Should I rm the file?
    -M

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    Default Re: Huge sdc1 file appeared on my Home folder

    On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:36:03 GMT, chepoxxx
    <chepoxxx@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Sorry bout the late response. Have been AFK for a while.
    >
    >This it the output to
    >
    >
    >Code:
    >--------------------
    > file /home/chepoxx/sdc1
    > couldn't open file
    > /home/chepoxx/sdc1: writable, regular file, no read permission
    >--------------------
    >
    >
    >So what do you guys think? Should I rm the file?


    There is something i do not understand yet.

    Please try:

    mount

    and tell us wht that says.

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