spurious binary output on ls (SEC: UNCLASSIFIED)

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Fri Feb 28 17:57:58 EST 2003

At 11:31 AM +1100 2003/02/28, Lisman, Jarrad FLGOFF wrote:
>I am getting a weird output when running ls in a few directories. Firstly ls
>will report a file or directory named "?" and if I do ls -al I get an
>Input/Output error and several spurious binary outputs, which then proceed
>to kill my terminal as per the usual "cat"ing of a binary file.
>I tried running fsck and it reported that the filesystem was ok.
>Does anyone have any ideas? I am running RH 7.3

To see what characters are being sent:
ls -al |od -c

or put it in a file and use more or vi:
ls -al > /tmp/ls

Kim Holburn 
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Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
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