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




On 10/05/18 00:28, Richard Owlett wrote:

>> /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
>>                     └── grub2 problem-2018-02-13
>>                         └── grub2 problem-2018-02-13
>>                             └── grub2 problem-2018-02-13
> 
> Goes on for 161 directories

161 'grub2 problem-2018-02-13' directories? That makes sense; if you
added one more you'd go over the 4016-character (byte?) path length limit.

I'm intrigued as to how cp can create directories in the source tree though.

Are there symlinks involved?

Does

find /home/richard/.local/share/Trash/expunged/1449727740 -type l

show up anything useful?

If the new tree ends up linking back into the old one, for instance, it
could get interesting. (my quick tests suggest not that interesting,
actually, but I might not be testing the right scenario)

Richard

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