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Date:      Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:21:27 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: dot snap folder
Message-ID:  <20120116122127.7ee58697@gumby.homeunix.com>
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On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:59:59 +0100
Polytropon wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:32:11 -0600, ajtiM wrote:
> > On Sunday 15 January 2012 23:54:52 Chip Camden wrote:
> > > Quoth Polytropon on Monday, 16 January 2012:
> > > > On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 15:40:20 -0800, Jim Pazarena wrote:
> > > > > Is it permissible to delete the dot snap folder which is
> > > > > created in a filesystem?
> > > > 
> > > > First of all, it's called a directory, not a "folder". :-)
> > > 
> > > After all, it doesn't fold (for that you need a little Haskell or
> > > OCaml).
> > 
> > ...and the answer if is it permissible to delete .snap directory
> > is?? Thank you.
> 
> The answer has been provided two times, none of them is
> quoted above or below. :-)
> 
> I may repeat: It is permissible _unless_ you are running
> the dump program on a live partition using the -L option.
> 
> As the question has been answered, 

I'm not sure it has. AFAIK it's also used by background fsck.



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