Locked home directory but Terminal says "No such file or directory"?

Trying to reboot JIRA from our Mac server, it keeps coming up with a "locked home directory" error. When we try to remove it with the rm .jira-home.lock command suggested on the FAQ page, Terminal says that "no such file or directory" exists. What's going on and what can we do?

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My best guess is that you've entered a different default home directory to the standard/default one mentioned in the documentation. You'll need to find the home directory and clear the lock file out.

Thanks, Nic! Any advice on how I could find out what the existing home directory is named?

As you can't start Jira, no, because you can't get to any of the screens that would get you a hint.

You'll need to read the logs for the application. They should be somewhere around the startup/stop scripts that you're running, but I can't guarantee that! You may have to resort to a full file system search!

The definition of the home directory is in a file in the {jira-install}/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes folder. The file name has chanaged depending on your jira version.

What version are you running?

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