Large -X directory

Nick Evans nevans at
Tue Sep 6 09:34:39 PDT 2005

On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 12:29:56 -0400
Robert Fitzpatrick <lists at> wrote:

> I have a directory, no idea where it came from called '-X' and it has
> consumed my entire /home partition, now 10GB. Given the name, I am
> finding it hard to remove, how can I remove this file? I've been doing a
> lot of backup script testing on that devel server, so I am assuming it
> came from a bad run at this point with the -X option of tar placed
> incorrectly.
> -- 
> Robert
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rm -rf -- "-X"

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