|Guest||Date: Friday, 2014-11-07, 7:01 PM | Message # 1|
|What is an orphan file in Linux system. How do we recover it?
|shanky||Date: Friday, 2014-11-07, 7:12 PM | Message # 2|
|Usually when a user creates a file, it is listed in his name as below: |
shan@localhost:/home/shan/test:> ll testxml.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 shan somegroup 205 2014-11-05 12:45 testxml.xml
But later, if the user is no more existing in the system or the user is deleted form the system, and the file is still present, the file becomes an orphan file.
SO, here if the user "shan" is deleted, the file testxml.xml becomes orphan.