deleting 'special char' files

deleting 'special char' files

Post by Chri » Fri, 28 Jan 1994 08:54:25



How do you delete 'special character' files.  I know mknod makes them,
but what removes them?

-Chris
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deleting 'special char' files

Post by Part » Fri, 28 Jan 1994 21:10:16



> How do you delete 'special character' files.  I know mknod makes them,
> but what removes them?

Have you tried rm ?

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