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How to delete file with this name on linux: -]???????q

Somehow a file named -]???????q got created on my terminal. I tried rm -f "-]???????q" (in double quotes), but it did not get deleted. (Error:: rm: invalid option -- ]). How do I delete it?
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How can I tell Firefox to ignore unprintable characters?

Edit: Summary Apparently the intended character to display in this case is an "en-dash". This page has a table half way down that shows that for the –, some software will convert the ...
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What is the charater code of the arrow used in location bar/breadcrumb bar of Windows Explorer?

I want to know the character code of the arrows that used in Windows 7's Explorer as below screenshot - the ones that are marked red. (Reason: I want to add a button like that in my WPF application) ...
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Why is so hard to use the dash character?

When typing texts on Word, Notepad or even in Google Docs. I want to use the dash symbol. Note that symbol is used in dialogs. All keyboards simply doesn't have the dash symbol (Alt+0151), so most ...
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Producing a specific ASCII character in Ubuntu

I'm used to holding the left Alt and entering the ASCII character whenever I'm using an unknown keyboard configuration and want to type a special character. For example, Alt + 0 + 9 + 2 makes a ...
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How to disable inputing characters like ãâà by default in OS X? I just want to simply type ~^`

Is there a solution for OS X 10.6? I don't find it in the system preferences.
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Mac option+number keyboard characters no longer working

Normally, option + 8 creates a bullet point; option + 2 creates a TM; etc. However, on my Mac, option + 0…9 does nothing. Other diacritics & chars using the option key work fine. It ...
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How to type special characters like ↑ in windows?

Is it possible without using tools like word and alike?
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Symbol which looks like . (dot) but is classified as letter in unicode

Iam writing my bachelor thesis at the moment. The problem for me is now the spellchecker (I use Open Office but this is a general problem) won't recognize .NET as a valid word. A also cannot add it to ...
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Trouble trying to use Windows Search to search for file with a question mark in the content

It seems that Windows Search is having trouble when I specify a question mark character as the content that I'm searching for within my files. I've tried: content:? content:"?" content:"\?" ...
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Firefox Awesomebar first character?

In the Firefox (3.6.6) Awesomebar: ? grape searches Google* for "grape". ! grape shows the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google page for "grape". With what other "special" characters can I start the ...
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bash: how to pass command line arguments containing special characters

I've written myself a linux program program that needs a regular expression as input. I want to call the program in the bash shell and pass that regular expression as a command line argument to the ...
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Is there any way to type the symbol for the Mac CMD key?

I would like to be able to use the symbol for CMD in a document, without requiring an image. Obviously, if the display font doesn't support it there'll be a problem, but given that it's in a document ...
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How is http://d§.cc/ a valid URL?

While browsing online today, I came across the following URL: http://d§.cc/ Somehow it works. In Firefox 3.6/Mac, the browser seems to interpret the URL as: http://xn--d-jca.cc/ In Safari 5/Mac, ...
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How do I get Word 2007 to stop changing the font when pasting special characters

When pasting text as "unformatted unicode text" in Word 2007, some special characters will be rendered in a different font, even when the current font at the place of insertion has these characters. ...
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Is there a Pac-Man-like character in ASCII or Unicode?

Simple question: is there a character that looks either like Pac-Man, or like the ghost in Pac-Man? With Google's recent Pac-Man logo, everyone should know what these look like, but in case you don't ...
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Linkedin Profile: How to add line breaks to your specialties section [closed]

How can we create line breaks in a way they are respected by linkedin? I'm using a Unix system (OSX). I found this answer but I think there has to be a way of doing it without running a LiveCD.
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How to insert Entailment Symbol into Word Document?

How can I insert the entailment symbol into a Microsoft Word 2007 document?
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Printing special / extended characters on web page - Firefox or printer issue?

My dad brought this to my attention and I'm looking into it, but thought I'd post here and see if anyone has any ideas... He's running Win7, using Firefox and printing to a wireless connected Brother ...
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Text files on linux have “<97>” characters

When viewing a particular text file in vim or less on Linux or OS X, all the en dashes show up as highlighted "<97>" characters. What control-sequence do I need to type in order to substitute the ...
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Linux 'compose' key sequence extensions

Compose key is a great way way to write all these ©–®—… stuff. It's really MUCH more handy than the windows "alt+0169" method. Is there a way to define additional sequences? E.g. I'd like to have ...
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Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad?

How do i type ♣ (alt+5) and ♥ (alt+259) and other characters like it on a keyboard w/o a numberpad? using the numbers 1-9-0 doesnt activate those characters. Note i want to TYPE and not use that ...