Fix: bash: syntax error near unexpected token

If you have a file and you are trying to access it using vim/nano or maybe a script file and you get an error "bash: syntax error near unexpected token", well the reason for this error is that you have a character in the file name which is special w.r.t your operating system (Unix, Linux or macOS)

# nano myfile(2023).csv 

bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('


# nano myfile\(2023\).csv 

You need to escape the special character with a slash.

bash- syntax error near unexpected token

List of special characters and how to escape them to fix "syntax error near unexpected token":

Special CharacterEscape Sequence

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