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Old 01-22-2006, 04:32 AM   #1
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What is this "?" File in my home dir?

drwxr-xr-x  53 wparker wparker     4096 2006-01-22 16:42 .
drwxrwsr-x   3 root    staff       4096 2005-06-01 18:56 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 wparker wparker        0 2005-12-23 09:48 ?

This is Ubuntu Breezy.
Old 01-22-2006, 04:52 AM   #2
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It is a file.
You can create a file with the ? character in filename.
I have just created a file like this:
-rw-rw-r--  1 truongan truongan        0 Thg 1 22 16:54 ?
drwxr-xr-x  2 truongan truongan     4096 Thg 1 20 22:36 an
Old 01-22-2006, 08:57 AM   #3
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Yes, its a file. I think maybe he wants to know how it got there....

could be any number of things, but just delete it (its empty)
Old 01-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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thanx guys. i have deleted it. was wondering if it was created by some process or other etc...




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