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



On Wednesday 18 October 2006 15:44, Ian Malone wrote:
> 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

try this:
$ rm -i *

answer no for all files in the dir except for the one you want to delete

or something like rm -i *size*


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