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I have a file which I wrote and not thinking put the actual filename in single quotes like this:

'filename'

When I try to remove it using rm -f 'filename' it does not recognize that it is there I get the error:

rm: cannot remove 'filename'. No such file or directory.

Any suggestions?

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marked as duplicate by techie007, Daniel Andersson, Synetech, Amazed, Carl B Dec 20 '13 at 14:43

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Quote the quotes.

rm "'filename'"
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Another option (in addition to @IgnacioVasquezAbrams's) is to escape the '

rm \'filename\'

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