mv file with illegal character

Sunil Sunder Raj unixtools at
Mon Apr 21 21:57:49 PDT 2003

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>From: Jim Weeks <jim at>
>To: freebsd-isp at
>Subject: mv file with illegal character
>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 12:09:15 -0400 (EDT)
>This isn't a really a freebsd question, but I can't seem to find the answer
>to this elsewhere.  I imagine that some of you may have come across the
>same situation.
>One of my clients has renamed a directory -backup and now she can't do a
>thing with it.  Any command seems to pickup the -b as an option rather
>than part of the name.  I've tried *backup and still the illegal option
>error occurs.
>Any ideas? Thanks for your off topic indulgence in advance.
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