Re: "Text file busy" when appending in 2.0.27

Alan Cox (
Wed, 7 May 1997 20:48:23 +0100 (BST)

> I just saw something else: In the directory, there were a few
> files with strange names left:

Thats NFS

> .. .nfs555745363 des-sim.c nohup.out
> After I did an 'rm .nfs*', things worked as expected.

Ok removing those shouldnt affect anything much. Thats Unix coping with the
fact NFS is a cocked up design. An NFS unlink destroys the data, unix removes
files when the last close occurs. NFS clients thus renames them to .nfsblah
until the last close, then clean them up