Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

File exists


The name of an existing file was mentioned in an inappropriate context. For example, establishing a link to an existing file, or overwriting an existing file are not allowed when the csh(1) noclobber option is set.


Look at the names of files in the directory, then try again with a different name or after renaming or removing the existing file.

Technical Notes

The symbolic name for this error is EEXIST, errno=17.