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Old 27th April 2011
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I was extracting a .bz2 file and ended up with what looks like an upper case C and lower case q > Cq. The C appears to have a small line like a , coming out of the bottom. I am unable to delete or copy. Any ideas??

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This new thread seems to be a repeat of this earlier thread from you, from nearly two years ago:

http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=5847

Please see if response #3 can be used to resolve your latest version of the same trouble.
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I guess I'm still a newbie nearly two years later. I was going to mention that I thought it happened to me in the past but my ego wouldn't let me.

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Did not work.
I went back and read the man page for rm and ksh but have yet to figure out how to remove the file. I will keep studying the man pages for a solution.
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We don't have enough information, in the directory with the stubborn file, redirect the output of ls -l into a file and attach it here.

You should avoid using non-ASCII characters in file names, as well as characters that need to be escaped.. to avoid situations where an archive may contain such filenames, use the appropriate tool to examine the contents and if possible have it rename them.

Good luck.
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I'm new here and probably a tad bit late answering but I don't know if you got your problem solved or not. I ran into an issue on an SCO OpenServer box a couple of years ago where a directory somehow started showing up twice with the same name but the new one had four identical characters at the end that looked like upside down houses. I tried everything I could think of to delete it from the command line but nothing worked. I ended up ftping into it from a Windows box using FileZilla and deleted it that way. I'd never seen that problem before that and have never seen it since. That might work for you too.
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Hi and welcome!

I once had an issue like that too on a Linux box back before I obtained BSD-Enlightenment

My solution since I was using a desktop was to open a file manager like dolphin or whatever and delete the file that way.
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Old 18th June 2011
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olution since I was using a desktop was to open a file manager like dolphin or whatever and delete the file that way.
The Midnight Commander (mc) file manager works well from a text console (xterm).

The answer to the question,

"How do I remove a file with funny characters in the filename ?"

is answered in the Unix FAQ from the old internet Usenet:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/fa...section-2.html
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