On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 23:06:29 -0400 (EDT), Michael Sharp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> I'm having a brain freeze tonight and apparently forgot some
> basic UNIX commands..
> 
> what is the command to remove the file "--directory"
> 
> rm *directory* = nope
> rm "*directory*" = nope
> rm \-\-\directory = nope
> rm -i * = nope and dosent even see the file
rm ./-directory

> 
> Also, if I'm in / and want to tar the entire filesystem
> EXCLUDING the
> directory jail ( /jail ) what would be the switches to tar?
> 
Lookup --exclude in man tar. You want :
$ tar cvf file.tar --exclude jail .
> Dana
>
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