[techtalk] filename special characters

ktb x.y.f at home.com
Sun Jan 21 18:25:31 EST 2001

On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 01:45:20PM -0800, Dennis Wheeler wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > rm "file[2].txt"
> > will remove the offending file.
> > kent
> > 
> > 
> That's true, quoting the filename will let me remove it, but in this case I
> don't want to remove the file, I want to rename it by removing the '[*]'
> from the filename. And there are a lot of them in several directories.
> Verifying that the rename files are unique in thier own folders is a
> seperate problem that I can solve once I'm able to search and replace the
> '[]' characters.

find . -name "*\[*\]*" -print

Will find files like your example "file[2].txt".  If I have time I will
mess around with this a little more tonight.

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