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Old 06-27-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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remove folder that stats with a "special" character


This might be a retarded question but it just happend to me and honestly cannot figure it out. 10 to 1 is exremely simple but well...


I created by mistake a folder that starts with a dash (-) and I cannot delete it. I tried rmdir (since it is empty) with a \ to escape the - and nothing I tried to move it but every time it reads the folder as a flag and I cannot get rid of it.

Is not a big thing but is driveing me bananas, I'm not even sure how I did it since I tried to reproduce it.



Thanks a lot.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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try
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rm -- -filename
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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rm -r ./-folder
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch, I knew that will be easy enough but if you don't know how...
I even read the man for rm and rmdir, I might be blind.


Well thanks a lot.
 
  


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