I have lost a file while attempting to move it. I accidentally put three periods after the file name when I meant to put two. The command I ran was 'mv file.txt ...'. Ive used the find command to look for it, but I cant seem to track it down. Anyone encountered this before that might know where the file went?
Using the Graphical User Interface, do "view hidden files" on the folder you were in. Either that, or press Ctrl-h (which does the same thing).
Normally, I'd tell you to type ls -la from the terminal, but the syntax coloring of your terminal window may not be smart enough to show those three dots as a normal hidden file.