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. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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