I am trying to install software in my raspberry pi running resbian. Every time I try to install anything from through the terminal I get "Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list (Component) The list of sources could not be read."

EDIT: After tying "sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list" I get "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ main" is response, my friend was using the device and may have attempted an install of the "Brave Browser", how do I remove the file? When I open a file explorer and dig down to the file I can't remove it due to insufficient privileges.

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    What's in the file? It's not a standard Raspbian file. You probably tried to install a program ('brave browser'?) and that created a file with the above problem. If you're not sure about the contents then you should add it to the question so that others can help you. Deleting the file would also solve the problem...
    – Dirk
    Jun 20 '19 at 22:51
  • please add to the question the output of the following command: sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list Jun 21 '19 at 2:01
  • @Dirk That may be possible, my friend was using my pi for a bit so he might have done something, how do I delete it? Jun 21 '19 at 14:50
  • @JaromandaX I get "deb [arch=amd64] brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com main", I will also edit my response to include this information. Jun 21 '19 at 14:51
  • You can remove the file with the rm (remove) command. Use sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list
    – Dirk
    Jun 21 '19 at 15:26

You are asking to delete the unneeded and malformed file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list". On the command line just execute this command:

rpi ~$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list
  • note: the command starts is just sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list ... the first bit, rpi ~$ is the command prompt Jun 21 '19 at 21:44

Simple removal.

sudo apt rm /brave-release-.list

  • If I try the command, I get E: Invalid operation rm. apt does not have an operation rm. Where is your typo?
    – Ingo
    Sep 21 '19 at 19:02

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