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[aprssig] Help removing a nasty file

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sun Sep 25 16:14:17 UTC 2005


or, rm '\-foo'

the "\" escapes a special character to allow it to be included in a 
name.  the single quotes identify it as a regular expression.

Andrew Rich wrote:
> Come on mate, if I read the manual I would be professional.
> 
> In keeping with my fore fathers, in the spirit of amateur radio I took plan B
> 
> Take a stab in the dark
> 
> On Sunday 25 September 2005 16:28, VE7GDH wrote:
> 
>>Andrew VK4TEC wrote on Sept 24 2005
>>
>>
>>>>rm -- -size
>>
>>>what does a double negative do ?
>>
>>To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example `-foo', use one 
>>of these commands:
>>
>>   rm -- -foo
>>   rm ./-foo
>>
>>(Hint... man rm - hi)
>>
>>73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
>>--
>>"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
>>
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