From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Wed 23 May 2001 - 09:29:15 IST
On Wednesday 23 May 2001 09:28, you wrote:
> 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
Short solution: rm ./--preserve-permissions
Longer, more generalised solution : rm -- --preserve-permissions
Most programs using the standard type of option parsing will accept
"--" to mean "options end here; anything later is a real argument".
-- Colm Buckley at domain NewWorld Commerce Business: +353 1 4334334 / colm at domain nwcgroup.com / http://www.nwcgroup.com/ Personal: +353 87 2469146 / colm at domain tuatha.org / http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/ Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:10:26 GMT