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Old 09-06-2002
filename that starts with a space

I accidentally started a filename with a spce and I can not get rid of it. Any words of advice?
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Old 09-06-2002
rm " filename"
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Old 09-06-2002
How did you create it with a leading space? I am trying to do this on purpose but cant without quotes??
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Old 09-07-2002
Eaily done by a script that saves to a variable name if it's not syntaxed correctly.
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Old 09-07-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by RTM
rm " filename"
File containing spaces on their name can be specified with an escape character [at least this works in tcsh] in this manner:
Code:
rm \ file\ name.txt

This fragment erases the file named " file name.txt"
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Old 09-07-2002
I don't know how to delete it localy, but if you would have the ftp server, I do know how to delete it remotely.
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Old 09-09-2002
filename that starts with a space

I created it in vi.

Thank you everyone for the input. I can not belive I did not think of quotes. I did check a generic Unix reference text and that new handy dandy FreeBSD an open source operating system for your PC book and could find no answers.

I salute you all!
 

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