Can't remove or move file

Sean sean at
Fri Aug 20 16:31:04 UTC 2010

> No switch with either the rm or mv command works.  What is actually going on
> here?

>From the man page:

     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


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