How To Delete Files with Special Characters

(Doc ID 1017669.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms


The following document assumes a PATH variable that contains /usr/sbin and /usr/bin.
For commands or files that normally exist outside of these common directories, full paths are specified.
Several occasions exist where a mangled filename prevent them from being deleted by the usual standard rm syntax.

The solution contains some examples of how to deal with the problem.


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