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14.11. Deleting Files with Odd Names

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A perennial problem is deleting files that have strange characters (or other oddities) in their names. The next few articles contain some hints for the following:


We'll also give hints for these:

  • Deleting unused (or rarely used) files (Section 14.17).

  • Deleting all the files in a directory, except for one or two (Section 14.18).

Most tips for deleting files also work for renaming the files (if you want to keep them): just replace the rm command with mv.


-- ML

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