Did you try rm -- filename ?
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On Nov 23, 2011, at 1:43 PM, Harry Putnam <rea...@newsguy.com> wrote:
> Somehow I touched some rather peculiar file names in ~. Experimenting
> with something I've now forgotten I guess.
> Anyway I now have 3 zero length files with names -O, -c, -k.
> I've tried as many styles of escaping as I could come up with but all
> are rejected like this:
> rm \-c
> rm: illegal option -- c
> usage: rm [-fiRr] file ...
> Ditto for:
> OK, I'm out of escapes. or other tricks... other than using emacs but
> I haven't installed emacs as yet.
> I can just ignore them of course, until such time as I do get emacs
> installed, but by now I just want to know how it might be done from a
> shell prompt.
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