Thursday, 2 February 2023

Removing filenames with special characters - a reminder

I've written this down somewhere before but ...

I have a file that I created, by mistake, by abusing the target during a scp command

ls -altrc

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2541 Feb  2 02:15 '~'

and I wanted to delete it - but it has weird characters in the file name

This to the rescue: -

rm -v -- '~'

removed '~'

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