>> Hi all,
>> Quick question for you all: how can I delete from the console a file called
> "--preserve-permissions" that some twit created. Neither "rm" nor "mv"
> will work as standard as they both assume that I am trying to pass some
You could try 'rm -i *' if your version of 'rm' isn't new... or
From man pages :
GNU rm, like every program that uses the getopt function
to parse its arguments, lets you use the -- option to
indicate that all following arguments are non-options. To
remove a file called `-f' in the current directory, you
could type either
rm -- -f
The Unix rm program's use of a single `-' for this purpose
predates the development of the getopt standard syntax.
This second option is the preferred one... it's far too easy to
forget the '-i' in the first (which is why people have a tendancy
to create files called -i all over the place...)
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