On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:12:32AM -0500, David Banning wrote:
> I have a file called ???????????????
> Yes, the file is a bunch of question marks.
> I can't seem to clean it away.
> rm ????????
> rm '????????'
> rm "????????"
> all do not work.

rm -i -- ?*

The "--" token tells rm that anything coming after it is to be treated as
an argument, not another option.

If your shell supports it, you may be able to type "rm -i ?<TAB>", and
let the shell work it out for you.

You can also try ls -i to get the inode number of the file, then use
find to kill it:

$ ls -i
174370 ???????
$ find . -inum 174370 -exec rm {} \;

Use -ok instead of -exec if you are paranoid, as it will ask you to 
confirm before doing anything.

Daniel Bye

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