Removing a "busy" text file?

Mike Klinke lsomike at
Sun Jan 30 20:11:13 UTC 2005

On Sunday 30 January 2005 13:59, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> How could the file be busy?  I'm not looking at it in any other
> program.  I've tried to delete it in several ways, even su'ing to
> root to do so.
> Any thoughts?  What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

As root, does "lsof <filename>" show any processes associated with 
the file?

Regards, Mike Klinke

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