On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 03:51:37PM -0800, Derrick Ryalls wrote: > > > > I've tried lynx, but it did not display the files. > > I tried emacs, but I was only able to rename two of the > > directories to other names I could delete; the other two gave > > me an error of illegal character. I tried 'rm -i -- ?*' but > > it didn't find the files. I tried 'find . -inum 146 -delete' > > but while it gave no error message, the files/directories remain. > > > > Help! How do I delete these odd directories? > > Please CC me in your response as I'm not currently > > subscribed to the List. > > > > #mkdir dir?me > #rmdir dir\?me
That assumes that filenames actually contain questionmarks. ls(1) by default displays all unprintable characters as question marks. To see what the filenames actually are use 'ls -aB'. To delete files with strange names you can always do a 'rm -i *' and answer 'y' only for the weird files. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"