On Wednesday 12 February 2003 12:42 pm, Ruben de Groot wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:45:33AM -0800, Kent Stewart typed:
> > On Wednesday 12 February 2003 11:21 am, parv wrote:
> > > in message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
> > > wrote David Banning thusly...
> > >
> > > > I have a file called ???????????????
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > I can't seem to clean it away.
> > > >
> > > > rm ????????
> > > > rm '????????'
> > > > rm "????????"
> > > >
> > > > all do not work.
> > >
> > > try something like...
> > >
> > >  find . -inum $( /bin/ls -i | fgrep '?' | awk '{print $1}' )
> > > -print0 \
> > >
> > >  | xargs -0 rm -f
> >
> > That is a lot of work when you could have just
> >
> > rm -- ???????????????
>
> This will delete all files that have a name the length of 15
> characters.
>
> > The "--" tells rm that what follows is a file name.
>
> But first, the ?'s are expanded by the shell to match any file with a
> name of 15 characters.

I had always used the -i to go along with it. I tried it with ??? and 
abc and a "rm -- ???" deleted both files, which wasn't what I expected 
if wildcarding was turned off with the "--".

Kent

>
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