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Date:      Wed, 15 Mar 1995 09:37:09 -0800
From:      "Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@estienne.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
To:        kleymeer@telalink.net (Chris Kleymeer)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: unknown files 
Message-ID:  <199503151737.JAA06898@estienne.cs.berkeley.edu>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 15 Mar 1995 09:59:43 CST." <199503151559.JAA09704@eden.telalink.net> 

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>     I'm hoping someone can help me with this, I've got these two files (see
>EOF) that contain nothing and which I can not delete. Is there anything I
>can do to remove them? They are in my root dir.I am not clear as to how they
>were created. Thanks for any help with this.
>
>drwxr-xr-x  17 root  wheel      512 Nov 22 10:44 var
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel      512 Feb 28 16:29 x11r6
>-rw-rw-r--   1 root  wheel        0 Mar  7 13:02 ~^s^F^E^K^~^F^C}^x^O^E^^Bj^h^
>?
>^@^?^?^I^C^C^D^D^E^[}
>-rw-rw-r--   1 root  wheel        0 Mar  7 13:02 ^P^C=XR^Ft^O^O^~^D3P^h^
>uH^B^k^M^P^P^P^O^~^D3P^h^ZU^B^C^D^D^E^@
>
>144# rm -f ^P*
>rm: No match.

rm ???????

By using wildcards (as shown above), you should be able to kill them.
The abundance of '?'s is to prevent it from killing files with shorter names
that you might want to keep.

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