How to deal with colons in paths?
Created by: watafalk
: is a delimiter in
<scheme>:<reference>, it is forbidden to create a file with a colon in its name directly:
$ touch a:b error: other os error
but there is a way to bypass it:
$ touch file:/root/a:b $ ls error: other os error $ rm file:/root/a:b # problem solved
there are also files from the unix world, mostly the manpages for perl,
find /usr/share/man -name "*:*" shows lots of files.