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Old 06-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Undeletable directory


Hello. I have accidentally created a directory named "--arch=i386" and now I am unable to delete it.
How to delete such directory?

Linux-Mint ~ # ls
--arch=i386 -arch=i386
Linux-Mint ~ # rm --arch=i386
rm: unrecognized option '--arch=i386'
Try `rm ./'--arch=i386'' to remove the file `--arch=i386'.
Try `rm --help' for more information.
Linux-Mint ~ # rm "--arch=i386" -fr
rm: unrecognized option '--arch=i386'
Try `rm ./'--arch=i386'' to remove the file `--arch=i386'.
Try `rm --help' for more information.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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o yea.
rm ./'--arch=i386' gives me
rm: cannot remove `./--arch=i386': Is a directory
 
Old 06-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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Try to remove it by passing '--' to 'rm'. Something like:

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rm -rf -- --arch\=i386/
assuming you're within the directory where it resides.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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With the rm command, you need to pass the -r option to delete a directory.

Alternatively, you could use rmdir which is an rm for directories.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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With the rm command, you need to pass the -r option to delete a directory.

Alternatively, you could use rmdir which is an rm for directories.
rm ./'--arch=i386' -fr worked for me. Sorry for asking stupid questions :-)
 
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