Weird files - What are they?



  • Anyone have any idea what these two files are?
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  • @Jon-Gordon
    Looks like garbage files to me or the result of some misdirected i/o.

    Are they very big? Do the contents of either look important?



  • they are empty files and now there are 7 of them....i'm doing some testing with a python script that uses ttyS1.... I have been ctrl-c'ing a lot in the command line....maybe they are related to that? I will keep my eye on it and report back.

    Oh and it seems I am unable to delete them....



  • @Jon-Gordon said in Weird files - What are they?:

    I have been ctrl-c'ing a lot in the command line....maybe they are related to that?

    Yes, most probably you're right.
    The '*' and '?' wild card characters might help to delete those files.
    For example please try:
    rm /*@*

    Good luck!



  • @György-Farkas

    ...of course I successfully deleted two of the files with the @ symbol and then tried it with a ? to get rid of the remaining files that contained the ? symbol without reading the rm documentation and learning about the -i switch and deleted ALL files in my directory and had to do a complete reinstall. Why do you ask?

    I wanted version 2 anyway.

    hah :) thanks for the suggestion, sufficed to say, those files are now gone.



  • @Jon-Gordon
    Learning first hand from rm mistakes is usually best done early in one's *nix adventure. ;-)

    Glad you got it sorted.


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