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Re: Shell problem!! I'm going crazy!

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 11:59:33PM +0200, Nils-Erik Svangård wrote:
> When I do "cat *" in my homedirectory I get
> the following error message
> In english something like
> cat: unknow flag "--exclude"
> Try "cat --help" for more information.

You have a file called "--exclude" in your home directory. Use
'cat --*' (the '--' in the middle tells cat that everything after it is
not meant to be a command line option. The same trick works for almost all
tools, e.g. rm or mv).

Stephen Rüger

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