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Re: rm a file with name '--min-size=8'



Peter Gordon wrote:
Yuandan Zhang wrote:
Hi,
I incidantly created file named as '--min-size=8'. In fact, I don't know how
it was created. I have difficulty to remove it using "rm -rf \--min-size=8
or other ways?


<snip solution>


Alternatively, you can escape every hyphen and equals sign within the file name:
$ rm -i \-\-min\-size\=8


Will this actually work?  Doesn't bash eat the escapes before rm
sees them?

--
imalone


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