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Old 08-03-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
Casper12
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Removing Putty files


Dear people,
i am having a trouble with removing some files from my server
the files are called
User- Linch's No rocket or shotgun mod.pk3
User - z_CKR_11.pk3

i select the Control C thinggie then i press rm right click mouse then i get
rm User- Linch's No rocket or shotgun mod.pk3
or
rm User - z_CKR_11.pk3
then it sais the file or directory doesn't exist could someone help me or tell me what i am doing wrong?

thank you
 
Old 08-03-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
JimBass
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This is why you shouldn't use spaces and odd characters in linux filenames! Your command to remove the first file should probably be:
Code:
rm User-\ Linch\\'s\ No\ rocket\ or\ shotgun\ mod.pk3
that assumes there is no space between User and the hyphen that follows it. You basically need a backslash before any blank space or char like an apostrophy.

I'll leave it up to you to try that, and then if it works, modify it so that it will also kill the 2nd file.

Peace,
JimBass

Last edited by JimBass; 08-03-2005 at 03:51 PM.
 
  


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