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Funny but I can not remove folder

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by deriklogov, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hey everybody,

    very funny but I can not remove folder in Unix under root.
    problem is I run a php script which created folder with backsplash like
    worldwide\r , and when I am trying to remove with rm worldwide\r it just says that folder can not be found. NEED YOUR HELP.
    SEMrush
     
    deriklogov, Jun 30, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. RHS-Chris

    RHS-Chris Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Not tried this, but what about enclosing it with quotes:

    rm 'worldwide\r'
     
    RHS-Chris, Jun 30, 2009 IP
  3. deriklogov

    deriklogov Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I tried that, doesnt help
     
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    maestria Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Have you tried rm worldwide*
    or still you can go ahead and run the same php script with unlink command in that.
     
    maestria, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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    sahabcse Active Member

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    #5
    find \ - name foldername

    its provide the folder path


    then try

    rm -rf foldername
     
    sahabcse, Jul 1, 2009 IP
  6. tuxicy

    tuxicy Member

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    another idea, connect to your server vis ssh which comes with most of the linux distributions, which you can ssh with window managers like konqueror or nautilus. Then right click and delete.
     
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  7. deriklogov

    deriklogov Well-Known Member

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    Hey sahabcse
    rm -rf worldwide* works, but I have another category named \r
    I am afraid to run rm -rf * could delete everything , any other Ideas ?

    to tuxicy: I dont think I have any of those installed on my sys
     
    deriklogov, Jul 1, 2009 IP
  8. tuxicy

    tuxicy Member

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    #8
    You dont have to install anything.
    Just download a small linux distro like Slax (150 mb or smt), burn to cd as an image file, restart your machine. Use it live, then restart again to your old windows...
     
    tuxicy, Jul 2, 2009 IP
  9. deriklogov

    deriklogov Well-Known Member

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    Hey tuxicy,

    thank you for your help, but its not local machine, its dedicated server, so every move is very hard and there is no old windows
     
    deriklogov, Jul 2, 2009 IP
  10. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #10
    If you have ssh access

    Change the user info of the directory

    chown
    chkgrp

    use those commands and change it to root
     
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  11. tuxicy

    tuxicy Member

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    Holy ....
    Sorry, I just thought I am in a linux board...:eek:
     
    tuxicy, Jul 3, 2009 IP
  12. gary4gar

    gary4gar Peon

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    #12
    Use double quotes.I tried this now my machine now. it works for me
    
    # mkdir "\r"
    
    #ls | grep r
    Maildir
    \r
    scripts
    src
    
    
    #file "\r"
    \r: directory
    
    #rm rf "\r"
    
    Code (markup):
     
    gary4gar, Jul 4, 2009 IP
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    #13
    get in by ssh, then type rm -Rf worldwide <Tab> <Enter>
     
    vasyl, Jul 4, 2009 IP
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    Mr.Comedy Banned

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    #14
    rm should do the trick
     
    Mr.Comedy, Jul 5, 2009 IP
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    #15
    press TAB in the console to get auto completion. Generally that character needs to be escaped. Unfortunately i'm more of a windows kind of guy and don't know exactly how the escaped file name is, but auto complete will always get it right.

    Either that or install midnight commander and delete from there. I recommend this one since it will make editing files a lot easier.
     
    pitagora, Jul 8, 2009 IP