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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:14:42 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: unlink a directory
Message-ID:  <52970982.6020000@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.GSO.2.00.1311280402310.2785@shell1>
References:  <alpine.GSO.2.00.1311280402310.2785@shell1>

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On 11/28/13 09:04, Darrel wrote:
> I can not recall how to unlink a directory.  Installed a FreeBSD10
> system from memory and when making the kernel link went to /root/kernel=
s
> and linked rather than /usr/src/sys/amd64.
>=20
> Now I have this:
>=20
> (120) @ 4:01:40> ls -L conf
> conf
> (121) @ 4:01:43> ls -P conf
> conf
> (122) @ 4:01:56> ll conf
> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    24B Nov 24 22:57 conf@ ->
> /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/
> (123) @ 4:02:09> pwd
> /usr/src/sys/amd64
> (124) @ 4:04:22> cd conf
> conf: Too many levels of symbolic links.

It's a symbolic link, not a directory.

# cd /usr/src/sys/amd64
# rm conf

=2E.. but /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf should be a real directory with useful
contents.  I'd advise you to recover that part of the system sources by
use of svn or freebsd-update or whatever.

	Cheers,

	Matthew




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