removing a file with hyphens
stig at brautaset.org
Thu Jun 7 16:04:24 BST 2007
On 7 Jun 2007, at 7 Jun 15:40, Matt Wilson wrote:
> If you really need to get that file I'd recommend:
> $ rm -rf *
> It's the only surefire way.
Except it doesn't work :)
% mkdir /tmp/foo
% cd /tmp/foo
% touch -- foo bar baz --nonexistantoption
% rm -rf *
rm: unrecognised option `--nonexistantoption'
Try `rm --help' for more information.
Putting an empty file called '-i' in directories you care about might
not be a bad idea.
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