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Re: Running of rrequested tests - [was Backup problem using "cp"]




Hi,

Richard Owlett wrote:
> I couldn't interpret what I was seeing so below are excerpts of what was
> captured by script command.

It is hard to understand what "script" wants to tell us.
"less" would have been more useful for our purpose of displaying output
and navigating in it.


Whatever, we see a strange directory branch:
> /home/richard/.local/share/Trash/expunged/1449727740/grub2
> problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2
> problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13: 

Whether it goes deeper is not clear. Your original message had:

> > cp: cannot stat '/media/richard/MISC
> > backups/dev_sda14/home/richard/.local/share/Trash/expunged/73080846/grub2
> > problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2
> > problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2....018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13':
> > File name too long

That's at least 6 of the "grub2 problem-2018-02-13", not five as in your
"script" text. 

We need to apply clear classic commands:

  cd /home/richard/.local/share/Trash/expunged/1449727740

  find . -exec ls -ld '{}' ';' >/tmp/weird_tree.txt 2>&1

This will create a file named /tmp/weird_tree.txt with the output of
"ls -ld" of each file underneath "1449727740".

Please upload this file somewhere, so that its lines do not get hacked
into pieces or abbreviated. Or send it as attachment to my mail address.


Have a nice day :)

Thomas