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How to delete an folder thus name contains a control character? [duplicate]

TL;DR: A (kinda bad) python setup asked me for a path. I started typing,backspace, backspace, typed something other. Okay this setup created a folder with the following name (according to ls): ...
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NUL characters plus Notepad++ equals monitor squel?

Whenever I open a file that contains NUL characters in Notepad++ my monitor starts to emit high pitched, squealing kind of noise. It doesn't always do that. There is certain criteria to be fulfilled. ...
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on Mac OSX, from inside terminal, how to input password that contains a special character?

I was making a script to change the password of login to one of my VPS machine, and it's something like the following, and unfortunatelly the ^M character (not the combination of '^' and 'M') was ...
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How to remove three consecutive line feeds in a Makefile rule?

I need to search for and replace three consecutive newline characters in an input file and filter them out of an output file for a makefile rule on Centos 4. I am using GNU sed v4.1.2 and GNU make ...
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Find and replace character with control character

Is it possible to find and replace a character with a control character? Given the text one,two,three I want to Find , and replace with \n (new line). So the result becomes one two three I am ...
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Notepad Ctrl-Backspace behavior

Text fields in almost all software erase a word when ctrl+backspace is pressed. However, Notepad behaves differently, and inserts a character which is: `` (I copy-pasted it here. I'm not sure if it is ...
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How to make ^T work for the status char under Linux?

I’ve grown really accustomed to the BSD status char, ^T, since I first started using it back at university during the 80s. It didn’t originate with BSD, but came from even older operating systems. It ...
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How to show CR in Geany

Can Geany be switched into a mode where it displays CR characters (but not LF characters)? Can Geany be forced to only wrap a line on LF but not on CR? Generally speaking: Geany wraps a line on all ...
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What's the difference between ^S and ^Z inside a terminal?

When using a terminal emulator, one can stop the currently running program with either CTRL-Z or CTRL-S. What's the difference between these control characters?
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Create a flat file where control characters have been interpreted in Debian

I like to use the 'script' command to record console sessions. The problem is that the 'typescript' file which is created contains control chars (when using arrows or the delete key). Apart from ...
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gVim control characters on Windows

I copied some data from an app and it has lots of ^Ds and ^Ms in it. I got rid of ^D with no problem using :%s/^D//g and I know I can remove ^M with something like :%s/^V^M//g but the problem is that ...