I'm not sure how it got there, but a have a zero byte file that is bugging me:
-rw-r--r-- 1 someuser users 0 2009-12-07 11:35 \
This is a remote machine. If need be I'll install a VNC server on it and try KDE - but this is becoming a matter of curiosity now.
Here is what I have tried so far:
rm -- \
- by the way touch '\' creates a file named \\
From what I read rm '\' seems like it should have worked but no luck. From the bash manual at gnu.org:
126.96.36.199 Escape Character
A non-quoted backslash ‘\’ is the Bash escape character. It preserves the literal value of the next character that follows, with the exception of newline. If a \newline pair appears, and the backslash itself is not quoted, the \newline is treated as a line continuation (that is, it is removed from the input stream and effectively ignored).
188.8.131.52 Single Quotes
Enclosing characters in single quotes (‘'’) preserves the literal value of each character within the quotes. A single quote may not occur between single quotes, even when preceded by a backslash.
There must be simple solution to this one, but I can't seem to find it.
Thanks in advance.......