On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 07:07:46PM -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:

> That wouldn't explain why 'rm -i *' returned 'no match', though.

Just to eliminate the obvious: did these weird filenames begin with a
'.'?  Shell globbing treats file names with a leading period
specially. You'ld have to do:

    % ls -d .*

to get a listing of those files, and:

    % rm -ri .[^.]* 

to delete them.  Note the extra effort taken to avoid matching the
special names '.' and '..' -- doing a recursive delete of '..' is a
real foot-shooting exercise.



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