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Sun Mar 3 03:25:07 UTC 2013
On Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:45:30 +0100, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > From: Jos Chrispijn <kernel at webrz.net>
> > Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:44:22 +0100
> > Message-id: <51323A76.2040203 at webrz.net>
> Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> > Teske, Devin:
> > > rm -R -- -S
> > >
> > > The "--" tells it "here's the end of the options, here come the file/directories"
> > Almost:
> > rm -R -- -S;
> > did it, thanks very much for you help!
> This also works
> rmdir ./-S
> (& is probably the best generic naming method, & was valid decades
> ago, before rm got the luxury of modern stuff eg -- & would work
> for other commands that might not have delimieters such as -- )
> This also work but is over kill :
> rmdir './-S'
Just note that the ; has been part of the name in question,
so the "end of command" sign would have to be part of the
directory name: "rmdir ./-S;" and "rmdir './-S;' would be
the alternatives to "rm -R -- -S;".
I'd be interested in what happens when you have such a
directory name and press PF8 in the Midnight Commander
in order to delete it.
Now go ahead and create a file "*" in / and tell a junior
sysadmin to remove it. ;-)
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