Walter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I managed to delete the files by recreating the directory. > > Not to seem ungrateful, but isn't it a Bad Thing that it > is not straightforeward to delete any file on the system > (as root, and thwarted merely because of the characters in > the name of the file/directory)? I'm not in a position to > mangle lynx, but oughtn't it to be able to zap ANY file > regardless of its name? (emacs is obtuse to me.) Is this > worthy of a PR? Or are there other ways to kill a > malconforming file? Why should an annonomous FTP user > be able to create a directory tree that the root account > of the machine can't traverse and delete normally? (Sigh.)
It sounds like you're just unfamiliar with shell quoting rules. Maybe you'd find it easier with a different shell? [root uses csh by default, which I find much more arcane than sh] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"