Weird files - What are they?
Anyone have any idea what these two files are?
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....
I have been ctrl-c'ing a lot in the command line....maybe they are related to that?
Yes, most probably you're right.
*' and '
?' wild card characters might help to delete those files.
For example please try:
...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.
Learning first hand from
rmmistakes is usually best done early in one's *nix adventure. ;-)
Glad you got it sorted.