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# 1  
Old 01-25-2013
Vi Created empty file

Hi,

While creating a file by vi by mistake I created a file with empty name.

Please tell me how to delete it
# 2  
Old 01-25-2013
Code:
rm filename

# 3  
Old 01-25-2013
What says
Code:
ls -b

or
Code:
ls|od -bc

in the file's directory?
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# 4  
Old 01-25-2013
Thanks elixir

I tried it , but showing below message

Code:

Code:
rm -i \177
rm: 177 non-existent

# 5  
Old 01-25-2013
Try:
Code:
rm -i $'\177'

# 6  
Old 01-25-2013
still same error

Code:

Code:
user@PROD2>>rm -i $'\177'
rm: $\177 non-existent

# 7  
Old 01-25-2013
Try to identify the file via inode number and delete it that way:
Code:
$ touch ' '
$ ls -i
4907244    4907245 file1.txt  4907246 file2.txt
$ find . -inum 4907244 -exec rm {} \;
$ ls -i
4907245 file1.txt  4907246 file2.txt
$

I created a file with a space as name. ls -i gave me the inode number (the number without a filename behind it) and I used find to delete it.
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