To remove files with filenames that cannot be handled by the rm command, first find the file in questions’ inode number, then use find to remove it.

ls -li

find . -inum -mount -exec rm {} \;

Note : The -mount option is important to prevent find from transversing to other filesystem that may contain files with duplicate inode numbers.

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