Files With Strange Names

Occasionally (hopefully not often), file names on Unix systems get created in various ways with strange characters (e.g. metacharacters) in them. File names containing metacharacters sometimes cause problems when trying to remove them or rename them, being especially problematic when they occur at the start of the file name. Examples of these include, but are certainly not limited to:

	my file 		# note this file name contains a space

Some tips or techniques for removing these files are as follows:

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