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Unix – remove file with unseen characters

This works on AIX – Please test on other systems.

If a file name is vague and can’t be removed.

Ex – a file name has some hidden characters which prevents it’s removal as the name is not recognized by the rm command.

ls -lai sqlnet.log
19462 -rw-r—– 1 oraofsap dba 7741 Jun 4 13:14 sqlnet.log

look for number against file and rm number .

find . -inum 19462 -exec rm {} \;

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Updated on June 2, 2021

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