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I have a file that starts out with a parenthesis in the name like this - (MA) (PC.. and I am trying to move the file. Tab completion will not ...
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    Problem moving a file


    I have a file that starts out with a parenthesis in the name like this -
    (MA) (PC.. and I am trying to move the file. Tab completion will not work for the file, and i have even typed out the entire name with the slashes and everything and it still will not move. I believe it has something to do with the parenthesis. Also - A normal file shows up as green in my terminal, a directory is blue, and this particular file is a bold bright green.

    Thanks for any help you can lend!

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    i'd assume that means its executable? either way, try enclosing the filename in parantheses.
    -lakerdonald

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    Try using midnight commander
    Code:
    mc
    if you have.
    or try using mv "filename" or for last chance
    Code:
    mv -- filename
    .
    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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