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# 1  
Old 07-24-2009
remove files from a directory

I have some empty files that were created from a script I ran that I cannot delete using the rm command.... any ideas as how I can delete them?

-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 08:24 rrd15CEC
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 11:37 rrd15CEC
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 11:59 rrd15CEC
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 08:47 rrd15CEC
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 15:48 rrd21CEM
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 21 15:39 rrd21CEC
-rw-r--r-- 1 schroeks x_exp 0 Jul 23 08:12 rrd21CEM
# 2  
Old 07-24-2009
... and what's the error you're getting?
# 3  
Old 07-24-2009
Sorry forgot to copy that part! Smilie
lpiva8026 $rm rrd21CEM
rm: rrd21CEM: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.
# 4  
Old 07-24-2009
Dear freddie88,

Probably you have a hidden part in the names that are not shown by 'ls'?
I had such situation in the past. Unfortunately I cannot give you a specific advice now,
but try to think in that direction.

Best wishes,
German
# 5  
Old 07-24-2009
Do you have spaces at the end of some filenames?

Code:
rm *rrd21CEM*

Why do you have the "same" filename multiple times?
# 6  
Old 07-24-2009
Tried rm *rrd21CEM* and still did not remove the file
# 7  
Old 07-24-2009
Hi.

Can you post an ls -l of your current directory ?

Are you in the correct directory? And what about the duplicate filenames?

Thanks
 

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