Deleting a file on server using Terminal

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  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Unfortunately, somebody else has ended up creating some files on the server that I need to either change the name of or delete...example...

    Joke\'sOver.inc.php

    Problem is that because of the "\" I can't seem to simply change the name or delete it. Is there a way with unix commands via Terminal that I can get to this? So far, simply trying to rename it or view the contents won't work.

    Thanks...v
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    #2
    unless you have another file with a very similar name, try something like:

    rm Joke*.inc.php

    ?
     
  3. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Ah, wildcard, good call. Thanks for the pointer.

    ;)
     

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