removing a file with hyphens

McGlinchy, Alistair Alistair.McGlinchy at
Thu Jun 7 17:42:56 BST 2007

Matt Wilson wrote:
> If you really need to get that file I'd recommend:
> $ rm -rf *
> It's the only surefire way.


Surefire?  Not with my silly log files. :-) 
[flows at flow] /flow/logs/ft_process% rm -rf *
bash: /usr/bin/rm: The parameter or environment lists are too long.
[flows at flow] /flow/logs/ft_process% ls | wc
   97959   97959 4700375




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