Oracle DBA Tips and Techniques

By Arjun Raja

Unix – remove file with unseen characters

Posted by Gavin Soorma on June 25, 2009

This works on AIX – Please test on other systems.

If a file name is vague and can’t be removed.

Ex – a file name has some hidden characters which prevents it’s removal as the name is not recognized by the rm command.

ls -lai sqlnet.log
19462 -rw-r—– 1 oraofsap dba 7741 Jun 4 13:14 sqlnet.log

look for number against file and rm number .

find . -inum 19462 -exec rm {} \;


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: