control character file names
freebsd at celestial.com
Sun Dec 14 19:21:37 PST 2008
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008, Noah wrote:
> Hi there,
> there is a blank directory that I cant seem to view. I believe the
> directory is a '^M'. can somebody please explain how I can see
> filenames and directories containing control characters. Also how do I
> rename the directory with 'mv'?
There are various ways to handle this.
# this will show the file with special characters escaped
ls | cat -v
# this will put the output of ls into a file that can then be
# edited with vim so one could insert ``mv '' before the funny
# file name, and `` newname'' after it.
ls > tmpfile
As others have mentioned, using a graphical file manager can make
it easy as well.
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