Removes file with a dash in the beginning of the name

rm -- --myfile

By: wwest4
2009-02-11 19:24:22

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What Others Think

A much more general solution is to precede filenames starting with a hypen with dot-slash (e.g., ./--myfile). This works for commands that don't follow the '--' convention.
mkc · 527 weeks and 4 days ago
to remove -myfile you can also use: rm ./-myfile
gniourf_gniourf · 527 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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