removing a file with hyphens

David Cantrell david at
Fri Jun 8 00:01:15 BST 2007

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 05:42:56PM +0100, McGlinchy, Alistair wrote:> 
> 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

Ah, now there's a rich vein of Hate.  Beacause obviously it,s too hard
to allocate however many tens of insignificant bytes the user requires.

David Cantrell | Reality Engineer, Ministry of Information

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