On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 23:51:09 -0400, epilogue <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 20:29:35 -0700 > Hemal Pandya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > 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 > > funny, though i tried these on a test directory... > > rm ./-test > rm -- --test > > ...neither worked for me. Thats very surprising. The fist option above has worked for ever and the second at least for a decade or so. Can you post some output?
> admittedly, both suggestions are new to me > and i'm likely 'misreading' the statements. I should think so. > anyhoo, i've always had > success deleting directories with: > > rm -r > rm -rf # if i'm lazy and want to save myself a 'y' and an 'enter', or > simply don't feel like being second guessed. :) Neither of this would work by itself, because the file argument to rm is not optional. What argument would you pass? > > epi > > > > > > > > > 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 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"