I have a file of unknown origin on Mac OS X that appears as ^A or \001 or ? (question mark) depending on whether I'm looking at the output of ls or git:
(.env)Davids-MacBook-Pro:scripts watson$ ls ? update_lot.py (.env)Davids-MacBook-Pro:scripts watson$ git status # On branch master # Untracked files: # (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) # # "\001" nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track) #(.env)Davids-MacBook-Pro:parent watson$ git status scripts/ ^A .env/ update_lot.py
Does anyone know how to determine the file's origin, identity, and how to delete it? Various methods of listing it via quoting yield nothing.