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[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: | On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 21:37:32 -0700 | Hemal Pandya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: | | |>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? |> | | | as requested... (standard shell and standard user) | | ~> mkdir test | ~> rm ./-test | rm: ./-test: No such file or directory
No surprise here. You don't have a file or directory named '-test', you have one named 'test'.
| ~> rm -- --test | rm: --test: No such file or directory
| ~> rm -r test | remove test? y | ~> mkdir test | ~> rm -rf test | ~>
mkdir -- -test rm -r -- -test
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