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Old 06-04-2001, 07:27 PM   #1
Vexris
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Hello all,

Was wondering how a I create a file with the name of -rf and then delete it with out deleting a directory or any other files

thanks for the help


[Edited by Vexris on 06-04-2001 at 07:30 PM]
 
Old 06-05-2001, 01:28 AM   #2
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quote it.
to delete it use rm ./-rf

if a filename gets -REALLY- messy:
ls -i (get inode number)
find . -inum (inode number) -ok rm '{}' \;
 
Old 06-05-2001, 03:06 PM   #3
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Hey unSpawn,
Could you please explain what all these funky symbols mean? Iam clear about find . -inum (inode number) -ok. But what does the rm '{}'\; do?
Isn't there a command that would return a filename from the inum so that we can do a getFileNameFromInode(inum) | rm which is a little bit more intuitive?
 
Old 06-05-2001, 05:27 PM   #4
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The braces {} will be expanded into the file name that gets matched by find. They are ' ' quoted to try to stop the shell from using/expanding them. Use 'man find' for more details.

HTH

Jamie...
 
  


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