Re: Deleting Files beginning with -
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 02:10:32PM +0530, Sharninder Singh-662 wrote:
> try rm "file name"
That won't make any difference: the quoting is interpreted by the shell,
but it's rm that objects to the "-". Quoting, using any of '', "", or
backslashes, will make absolutely no difference to the arguments rm
sees. "-" is not a special character to the shell.
(Interestingly, /bin/rm in both stable and unstable seems to be able to
handle removing "-" just fine for me.)
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]