On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:28:57PM -0500, Walter wrote:
> Hi all,
>    Leaving out the details, I need to know how to
> navigate directories and remove files that use non-
> printable characters in their names. du and ls show
> me they're there, but I can't figure out how to make
> cd work, or rm either.  Fwiw, the non-printable char
> is \225.  Lynx was not able to see the directory
> either, but maybe because it began with a ". " -
> I don't know.
>    Also, is there a way to configure FBSD from accepting
> non-printable characters in file names?
> Thanks in advance.
> Walter

Generally, there are several things to try with difficult file names:

1) Try quoting the spuriously named files (try double and single)
2) Add a ./ in front of the filename
3) Try letting the shell expand the filename for you by typing the first
few characters and then pressing the Tab key.
4) Trying escaping any unruly characters with a ``\"

These suggestions don't necessarily apply directly to your situation,
bur rather are some things to try when file names are being difficult.

Good luck,

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