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What is this stuff with + showing in /mnt?
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april


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar 2016, 18:25    Post subject:  What is this stuff with + showing in /mnt?  

In my ~/ directory I get all these files with plus this and plus that so I don't understand those . They remain there even though they don't seem to be used for anything constructive ever again .

Can I safely delete them?
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar 2016, 19:34    Post subject:  

Yes it is safe. I do it all the time. Once you have unmounted whatever you opened, an iso file for example, that folder will be empty and is safe to delete it. If you decide to open the iso again, it will just re-create the folder. Just double check to make sure folder is really empty before deleting (but I think they will be basing on experience)
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LazY Puppy


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar 2016, 19:35    Post subject:  

The '+' in the paths (without the quotes) indicates there was once a .sfs or .iso mounted (hence the names). Obviously you had shutdown without to unmount these .sfs and .iso files. They were unmounted by the OS at shutdown, though the directories seemed not to be deleted.

You can remove them all if they are empty - removing them if they are NOT empty might fail then.

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar 2016, 19:50    Post subject:  

Hi April,

Not your ~/ directory; rather your /mnt directory. What you are seeing are links to SFSes and an ISO you mounted. At some point in time each of the SFSes or ISOs identified as "/mnt + home + ..." or "mnt + sb1 + ..." was mounted and did not get unmounted before shut-down. Shutting down you're Pup, by itself, unmounted the SFSes and ISO. However, if between mounting and unmounting the links --which is what you are seeing-- got written to your SaveFile/SaveFolder they will continue to appear even after a reboot.

Make certain that what you see are just "such ghosts of things past" by left-clicking each one. If the link is to an empty folder, it is safe to delete the link.

Then remember to Save so that your deleting is written to your SaveFile/Folder.

Edit: Lazy Puppy posted while I was writing. I agree with what he said. You don't want to delete a link if it currently is being used by an SFS or ISO you have mounted at this time. Ergo, my advice to click the folder to see if the link is actually in use.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar 2016, 03:03    Post subject:  

Thanks all . I took them out and it all looks much tidier in there now. Strange how they get left there though .
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