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On Friday 24 July 2009 08:03 PM, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
Hi All,

Can someone tell me what these dirs are for and why they're so hard to

[[email protected] plugin]$ pwd

[[email protected] plugin]$ ls -l
total 523808
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir  99831808 2009-07-24 22:43 gnome-mplayeraabsvy
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 107634688 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayercwgvib
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir  29638656 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerjjkyiv
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir 101244928 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerkaotaa
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir  99209216 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerrkujaa
drwxr-xr-x 2 ranbir ranbir  98258944 2009-07-10 10:28 gnome-mplayerxnyieu

I don't know how they were created.  So I decided to delete them, but
they don't actually get deleted.  If I try an "ls", my HD grinds away
without printing any output to the screen.

I'm assuming the dirs are full of thousands of files.  So, how do I get
rid of them?

Those are most probably cached files which never got deleted after you 
closed your browser. rm -f should take care of it.

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