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Ok, I feel really dumb, I thought I know how to do this, but it's not working. I'm trying to make some filenames with some odd characters in them (I'm renaming tracks from Linkin Park's Reanimation album - If you've heard this CD you'll know where my problem is ).
$ mv track06.cdda.wav '06_P5hng_Me_Aw*y'
mv: cannot move `track06.cdda.wav' to a subdirectory of itself, `06_P5hng_Me_Aw*y'
I've also tried using the escaping method (using a "\" before the asterisk) but that yielded the same result. Tried this with different filenames with different special chars and none of them have worked... What am I missing?
...Well, that IS interesting. I switched to the virtual console (I think that's what you call it - by pressing Ctrl+alt+F) and I tried it and it worked just fine. I guess I'll just use that from now on. I prefer that over a GUI terminal anyway...
OH, I just figured it out. I was trying to create the original file on a FAT32 external HDD. The reason it worked the second time, "test*dir", is because I was in my home dir, and therefore on an ext3 filesystem. I realized this when I went back to the virtual terminal and tried the original file again and it still didn't work.