Can't remove or move file
Rem P Roberti
remegius at comcast.net
Fri Aug 20 16:29:26 UTC 2010
On 08/20/10 09:06, Mark Tinguely wrote:
> Rem P Roberti wrote:
>> This is a new one for me. I converted a YouTube selection using
>> youtube_dl and the file that was created was named -elDeJaPWGg.flv.
>> When I try to rename it, or delete it, I get an error message thus:
>> root@ ~: rm -elDeJaPWGg.flv
>> rm: illegal option -- e
>> usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dIPRrvW] file ...
>> unlink file
>> No switch with either the rm or mv command works. What is actually
>> going on here?
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> This is frequently asked question.
> 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.
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