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Unread post by JimmyTheSaint » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:00 am

Aside from http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic ... Dir#p46607, site search doesn't reveal much information on the hidden directories named "@eadir". That other thread is five years old, so I have some questions.

1) Are those @eadir directories created only in directories where file indexing has been enabled?
2) Can a @eadir be deleted without any side effects, except perhaps when doing a File Station search?
3) Is there some way to delete all the @eadir's at once?

It's particularly annoying to see all those @eadir's on my Android phone when I'm syncing directories with BitTorrent Sync. So I'd like to know if it's simply a choice between file indexing and neater file listings.
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Re: @eadir?

Unread post by DaveHamilton » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:02 pm

I'm, too, am trying to solve this @eaDir issue... it's got zillions of these things synced over. I added all of the following to my BitTorrent Sync's .SyncIgnore file on my DiskStation for this Folder and... nothing changed.


I even added an iPhone to it (that previously was not there) and I still see the @eaDir directories showing up. What am I missing?

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Re: @eadir?

Unread post by mikedr » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:30 am

(bump) I ave this issue too.

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Re: @eadir?

Unread post by ddlafrite » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:52 am

well, I don't know about
- the side effects of removing these directories (nothing serious, I guess)
- what exactly is causing them to be created (indexing?)

But here is how to get rid of them quickly:

1) ssh must be allowed (go to Control Panel to enable it)

2) connect using ssh (under ROOT or ADMIN user)
If you're a Windows user I suggest using PUTTY (or Cygwin)

3a) to JUST LIST all those pesky directories, execute the following command:

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find /volume1/MY_SHARE -type d -name '?eaDir'
3b) to REMOVE THEM, execute:

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find /volume1/MY_SHARE -type d -name '?eaDir' -print0 | xargs -0 -n5 rm -rf
NB: here I assumed the finding/removing should take place in "MY_SHARE" on volume1. Adapt to your own environment.

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