Help! Can't delete files ...
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Wed Oct 19 19:04:33 UTC 2011
> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Wed Oct 19 13:53:33 2011
> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:23:36 +0200
> From: Andy Wodfer <wodfer at gmail.com>
> To: freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Subject: Help! Can't delete files ...
> A client has uploaded several files through a CMS and these files contain
> Norwegian letters (I think). AE O and A.
> I need to delete about 20 files, but I can't do it through the CMS nor by
> command line on this FreeBSD 8.1 STABLE server. There's something with the
> character encoding/keyboard or server setup I think.
> Please advice.
> This is what a file looks like when I ls:
> 28b Kjoepesenter n?ringsg?rdeier.docx
> ls | more:
> 28b Kjoepesenter n<91>ringsg<86>rdeier.docx
> If I try:
> # rm 28b Kjoepesenter n<91>ringsg<86>rdeier.docx
> Ambiguous input redirect
A) learn to use wildcards.
B) learn to use the '-i' option to rm
C) learn to use 'echo' to 'test' filename expansions.
For your 'problem' files, put a '?' in anywhere there is a space or a
'strange character'. Check what happens using echo, then use 'rm -i', so
you make sure that you delete *only* the particular file you intend to.
e.g. for the specific file you cited above try:
*ASSUMING* that that shows;
28b Kjoepesenter n<91>ringsg<86>rdeier.docx
rm -i 28b?Kjoepesenter?n?ringsg?rdeier.docx
Assuming that it asks yout about deleting the full file name, type a 'y'.
Repeat for each 'problem' file.
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