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Re: [vox-tech] Removing Files
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Re: [vox-tech] Removing Files



There's only one thing to do:

   $ pwd
   /some/path/to/avi/directory
   $ cd ..
   $ mkdir tmp
   $ mv directory/* tmp
   $ rm -rf directory

-Mark!!!!


On Thu, 20 May 2004, Daniel Hurt wrote:

> No luck with the mp3 or avi files.  I have included the excuted commands
> and the outcomes below.  Thanks for the suggestions though.
>
> Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > Try:
> >
> >    1. `rm -i *.avi` (it'll ask you if you wanna delete each file)
>
> $ rm -i E*.avi
> rm: remove regular file `Eddie_Izzard-Dressed_To_Kill.avi'? n
> rm: remove regular file `Enemy_Of_The_State.avi'? n
> rm: cannot lstat `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director\264s
> Cut).avi': No such file or directory
>
>
> >
> >    2. Removing the file from a graphical program
> >       (Konqueror, Nautilus, etc.)
>
> As stated previously, tried with the gentoo graphical file browser and
> did not work.  Tried exporting as suggested by number 3, and the file
> still does not show up in the browser.
>
> >
> >    3. Try #1 and #2 with charset set to UTF-8
> >       (`export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8` under BASH)
>
> $ export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
> $ rm -i E*.avi
> rm: remove regular file `Eddie_Izzard-Dressed_To_Kill.avi'? n
> rm: remove regular file `Enemy_Of_The_State.avi'? n
> rm: cannot lstat `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director\264s
> Cut).avi': No such file or directory
>
>
> >
> > -Mark
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004, Daniel Hurt wrote:
> >
> >
> >>
> >>Ryan wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Wednesday 19 May 2004 11:26 pm, Daniel Hurt dwhurt-at-ucdavis.edu |lugod|
> >>>wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>I have a question regarding deletion of files.  In the conversion of my
> >>>>>files from my windows to Linux, I had some files that had special
> >>>>>characters in them.  They copied to the Linux file system, but now I
> >>>>>cannot access them to modify them.  I was curious about how to go about
> >>>>>removing these files:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>ls: ./Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director´s Cut).avi: No such file
> >>>>>or directory
> >>>
> >>>rm 'Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director´s Cut).avi'
> >>>would work. so would
> >>>rm 'Evil\ Dead\ 3\ -\ Army\ of\ Darkness\ Director\´s\ Cut\).avi
> >>>
> >>>But quoting is usualy easier. Or use tab-compleation... that will escape for
> >>>you.
> >>
> >>Thanks I tried that already :-)  But still not working.  Here are some
> >>examples of the commands that I tried.  I even tried installing a GUI
> >>file browser to see if it could see the files but no luck there.
> >>
> >>--- Tab Completion:
> >>$ rm Evil\ Dead\ 3\ -\ Army\ of\ Darkness\ \(Director´s\ Cut\).avi
> >>rm: cannot remove `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director\264s
> >>Cut).avi': No such file or directory
> >>
> >>--- Different Quote Tests:
> >>$ rm 'Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director`s Cut).avi'
> >>rm: cannot remove `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director`s Cut).avi':
> >>No such file or directory
> >>
> >>$ rm "Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director's Cut).avi"
> >>rm: cannot remove `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director\'s
> >>Cut).avi': No such file or directory
> >>
> >>$ rm "Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director´s Cut).avi"
> >>rm: cannot remove `Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness (Director\264s
> >>Cut).avi': No such file or directory
> >>
> >>
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