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





On 19/10/06, Ian Malone <ibmalone gmail com> 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

 
this file is on another PC, I can't access it (due to firewall) now.  I will update the outcmes.

thanks for replies
 


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