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    Can't get rid of an app with parentheses in file name...

    So, I made the mistake of pushing an app to my /system/app folder with parentheses in the name. Trying to remove the app via ADB or Terminal just returns the error Syntax error: "(" unexpected and trying to do anything to the file in ASTRO just comes up with various errors, i.e. could not rename, move failed, could not delete, etc.

    A little help would be nice! Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Just figured it out myself. Putting quotes around the filename worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hett View Post
    So, I made the mistake of pushing an app to my /system/app folder with parentheses in the name. Trying to remove the app via ADB or Terminal just returns the error Syntax error: "(" unexpected and trying to do anything to the file in ASTRO just comes up with various errors, i.e. could not rename, move failed, could not delete, etc.

    A little help would be nice! Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Just figured it out myself. Putting quotes around the filename worked.
    Glad you figured it out! :P

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