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Getting rid of no name file

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I have a dir which has a file with no name, just blank in the name column. How can i remove it?
I tried doing
find . -user foo -exec /bin/rm -f {} \;
but no luck

thanks
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Question by:neptuna
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ahoffmann earned 400 total points
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assuming your ls -l shows the file like:

   -rw-rw----   1 user group   1800 May  8 14:42

(beside lot of others), then use something like:

   \rm `ls -l|awk '/14:42/{print $NF}'`

replace the pattern "14:42" by something that matches the line uniquely.

NOTE: test the command in backticks **before** using its output as parameter for rm, for example like:

   ls -l|awk '/14:42/{print $NF}'|od -c
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by:waynezhu
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try

rm " "*
 
and/or

rm "        "*

# i.e., double quoted space/tab (whitespaces) followed by * sign
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by:neptuna
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of course, awk to the rescue
thanks
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