Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:28:57PM -0500, Walter wrote:
>>   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.
> 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 ``\"

Thanks, Nathan.

I had tried 1 and 4 but they didn't work (at least
the way I did them).  I don't have a shell that
expands file names, but I'll try 2 if it happens
again. (I've zapped it all by starting at the
parent directory.)

There's probably someone who can explain why non-
printable characters are useful in file names, but
I'd really rather disallow them altogether - if
there's a build option or control flag to set.


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