How can I remove this file ?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Fri Apr 9 04:50:37 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 12:40:35PM +0100, Supote Leelasupphakorn wrote:
> Hi lists
>   How can I delete file named prefix with "-" ?

If you had bothered to read the manpage for rm(1) you would already
know that since the following paragraph appears there:

   The rm command uses getopt(3) to parse its arguments, which allows it to
   accept the --' option which will cause it to stop processing flag
   options at that point.  This will allow the removal of file names that
   begin with a dash (-').  For example:
         rm -- -filename
   The same behavior can be obtained by using an absolute or relative path
   reference.  For example:
         rm /home/user/-filename
         rm ./-filename

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Erik Trulsson
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