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Old 29th January 2009
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Today I found a strange "~" directory in my home directory, I don't know how it was created, could it be that I did it as a mistake? Anyway, as you can imagine, trying to delete it will delete my home directory (I did try, I have copies of everything anyway).
How do I get rid of it?
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I'd guess it was created by finger fumble. You can inspect it, then delete it with something like:
$ less ./~
$ rm ./~
The ls(1) "-l" option shows the last modification time; "-u" shows last access time; that may give you an idea of when it happened.
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Today I found a strange "~" directory in my home directory, I don't know how it was created, could it be that I did it as a mistake?
Emacs, perhaps?
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that wasn't smart of me, I didn't think of putting the ./ before it. Oh well.
Inside there's a "llines" directory. Anyway, I'll delete. I don't really use emacs, I find it quite complicated to learn, and learning unix is already a challenge (especially from the point of view of time), I use vi, vim or gvim instead
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When faced with this kind of problem, it can drive me nuts trying to figure out how to enter and/or escape the offending file or directory's name. So I go for the non-minimalist totally overkill method ... and use lynx (comes with OpenBSD). With this you can quicky inspect the file contents, and tag ('t') and remove ('r') it. Gets you back to what you were working on quickly.
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I don't really use emacs, I find it quite complicated to learn, and learning unix is already a challenge (especially from the point of view of time), I use vi, vim or gvim instead
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Good man! vi is all you ever need.
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