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I've somehow created a file called \ in a directory (yes, backslash character). I've tried all sorts of sed, find and grep fu but I just can't delete it! I know I could just delete the directory, but is there a more interesting way to fix this?

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[root@abcdef ~]# touch \\
[root@abcdef ~]# ls -l \\
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 0 Jul  6 09:29 \
[root@abcdef ~]# rm -f \\
[root@abcdef ~]#

ps. If you are running windows, you have corrupted NTFS.

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derp. that was simple thanks. – danodonovan Jul 6 '12 at 9:38
hahaha, if you need to make it hidden make it .\\ - this way you can have folder like .\\folder\\ or just \\folder\\ – Andrew Smith Jul 6 '12 at 16:49

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