What is .NFS file Linux? Files with a naming convention like . nfsXXXX are created by NFS clients when a file that is currently opened on a client is deleted by that client. The client renames the file to . nfsXXXX which discourages other clients/processes from utilizing the file.
Can I delete .NFS files? The way NFS does this is with the . nfsNNNN files. If you try to remove one of these file, and the file is still open, it will just reappear with a different number. So, in order to remove the file completely you must kill the process that has it open.
How do I access NFS share on Linux?
- Set up a mount point for the remote NFS share: sudo mkdir /var/backups.
- Open the /etc/fstab file with your text editor : sudo nano /etc/fstab.
- Run the mount command in one of the following forms to mount the NFS share:
How do you force delete .NFS files? So, in order to remove the file completely we must must kill that process which is currently using it. You can list down these files by running ‘ ls -lah ‘ command from nfs share mounted directory, the process needs to be killed which has open these files in order to release space .