Can't remove or move file
perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Aug 20 16:52:10 UTC 2010
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 09:29:23AM -0700, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> On 08/20/10 09:06, Mark Tinguely wrote:
> >For many commands, the "--" stops the argument processing:
> > rm -- -elDeJaPWGg.flv
> Thank you. Still deep into the FreeBSD learning curve, but loving it.
> I should have recognized that the "-" would indicated a switch, but even
> if I had, I would not have known the fix. Thanks again.
There are a couple more ways to get around this. One requires planning
ahead, the other requires less typing (if you hand-typed the filename).
If you want to plan ahead, you can use the -o option with youtube-dl:
youtube-dl -o output_filename.flv 'url_for_youtube_video'
This sets the name of the file that will appear on your computer to
"output_filename.flv", so you control what the file is called.
If it's too late to plan ahead, as in the case of -elDeJaPWGg.flv, you
can just use a filename glob:
Whether this works depends on your shell, though. In tcsh, for instance,
it won't work, and you'll have to use the -- option as suggested by Mark
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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