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I tried to create folder /parent/child by sending a FTP command but I made a mistake to write \parent\child

So on that Unix, it created file named \parent\child instead of child under /parent folder.

As soon as find it out, I've used many ways to delete that folder but nothing works :(

Please give me any suggest so I could try to delete it again.

Thanks!

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Then type

rm \\parent\\child

and it should remove it, eg escape the character you need treated as litteral.

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Thanks! I just find out can delete by quote it as well! Stupid me, don't try it :) – H3S Apr 27 '12 at 10:36
    
Ive seen plenty of files called "?" or "cd \" etc – BugFinder Apr 27 '12 at 10:38

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