No Such File

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No Such File

Post by vmskostoff » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:27 pm

What is the best method or methods, to remove files that come up on a dir as "no such file"?


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Re: No Such File

Post by puder » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:41 pm

You could simply DELETE them, but if that somehow fails, try SET FILE/REMOVE.

The only way I've seen directory entries which show "no such file" is when a file has been linked in multiple directories with SET FILE/ENTER and then one of them is DELETEd which leaves the other one dangling.

Summary advice to avoid the problem (if this was the cause): Don't use SET FILE/ENTER unless you (and everyone else with control over those files) will remember the multiply-linked nature of the file(s) and not DELETE one reference when you still have the other. Note that the admonishment against DELETE includes PURGE.


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Re: No Such File

Post by snadow » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:17 am

You could always use

$ ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR

Or the freeware program (it came from DEC but being freeware, it was not officially supported) DFU - Disk and File Utilities - which is a lot faster than ANALYZE... however I believe that it only supports ODS-2 disks and not ODS-5.

$ DFU/VERIFY/FIX

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