1. sadsamurai's Avatar
    I got something interesting going at /usr/lib/_ncurses, it is a recursive directory with 32 levels before it bottoms out.
    The same thing is happening at /user/mobile but only 16 deep.
    Can anyone tell me what's going on and can I just delete the recursive directories, they seem to be identical.
    Thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Insane recursive directory, 32 level deep.-recursive.jpg  
    2010-03-23 07:22 AM
  2. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
    Not sure what it's for but it's obviously just a symlink to itself. You can *try* deleting it but there's no telling what kind of effect it will have.
    2010-03-23 09:41 PM
  3. ExiMoR's Avatar
    That whole think probably happens to me when I've installed and then uninstalled one (dunno what) package in cydia...
    I've found mobile link and removed it...
    Now when I was reading your post I've found that I've _ncurses link too...
    Do you know what is it and for what is it for? Have you removed it?
    Sent from my iPhone
    2010-04-11 11:39 PM
  4. Mes's Avatar
    ^ ncurses is a programming library providing an [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface"]API[/ame], allowing the programmer to write [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_user_interface"]text user interfaces[/ame] in a terminal-independent manner. It's a toolkit for developing "[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUI"]GUI[/ame]-like" [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App"]apps[/ame] which run under a [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_emulator"]terminal emulator[/ame]. It also optimizes screen changes, in order to reduce the latency experienced when using remote [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_shell"]shells[/ame].

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ncurses"]Ncurses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Didn't have the _nurses recursive link but did have /private/var/mobile/mobile synlk'd to itsself .
    2010-04-14 10:49 PM
  5. Lumentra's Avatar
    I had the recursive "_ncurses" folder at the same location. It was taking up 1.1gb on my device so I decided to be brave and I simply deleted the whole thing. Everything is fine, I can't see that anything has broken and now I have a bunch of extra storage. Woo.
    2010-05-28 08:24 PM
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