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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: deletion of index-files fails
Date Fri, 06 Mar 2009 16:40:30 GMT

OK, phew!  Thanks for bringing closure.

Mike

rolarenfan@earthlink.net wrote:

> I did just now double/triple-check: the IndexWriter is definitely  
> closed.
>
> However (cough), I did have a bogus call to IndexReader.incRef() ...  
> once I removed that, the call to IndexReader.close() actually worked  
> and then the deletion did so too. Thanks; sorry to trouble you.
>
> -Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michael McCandless <lucene@mikemccandless.com>
>> Sent: Mar 6, 2009 4:23 AM
>> To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
>> Cc: rolarenfan@earthlink.net
>> Subject: Re: deletion of index-files fails
>>
>>
>> If truly the IndexWriter & all IndexReaders are closed, then they
>> should no longer be holding open files.  Maybe triple check that
>> you've indeed closed everything.
>>
>> It's remotely possible that some other process (virus checker, source
>> control clients, etc) has the file open.
>>
>> You could try Microsoft's (formerly sysinternals) "Process Monitor"  
>> to
>> see which processes have the files open.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Ian Lea wrote:
>>
>>> What OS are you running?  What version of lucene?  Are you sure that
>>> you have privilege to delete the files that it is failing on? That
>>> they are part of the index you are trying to remove?  That something
>>> else doesn't have the files open?
>>>
>>> It seems likely that you are on Windows and that something is  
>>> holding
>>> on to the files. I believe that Windows won't let you delete open
>>> files.  You could try calling File.deleteOnExit() for the index  
>>> files.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ian.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 2:19 AM,  <rolarenfan@earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>> So, I have a (small) Lucene index, all fine; I use it a bit, and
>>>> then (on app shutdown) want to delete its files and the containing
>>>> directory (the index is intended as a temp object). At some earlier
>>>> time this was working just fine, using java.io.File.delete(). Now
>>>> however, some of the files get deleted (segments*) whereas others
>>>> fail (no Exn is thrown, just java.io.File.delete() returns false:
>>>> _0.cfs, _0.cfx). I've tried closing the IndexReader (no IndexWriter
>>>> exists at shutdown), but that makes no diff.
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> thanks
>>>> Paul
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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