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I copied a file to my Ubuntu vm with a backslash in the name, and I cannot figure out how to rename the file, e.g. mv .\Dockerfile Dockerfile -- the command line does not like that syntax for the filename but I'm not sure how to escape the .\Dockerfile

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You need to escape the backslash:

mv \\Dockerfile Dockerfile
  • thanks mv .\\Dockerfile Dockerfile worked, although tab completion kept wiping it out, probably my terminal's fault – riqitang Mar 13 '18 at 20:03

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