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Old 06-21-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
BrianK
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nevermind... oops - made a file called "--dereference" - how do I delete it?


I was trying to tar a directory without following sym links & accidentally created a file called "--dereference". Now, I can't remove it. I've tried:

rm --deference
rm "--dereference"
rm \-\-dereference

but each time, I get:
$ rm \-\-dereference
rm: unrecognized option `--dereference'
Try `rm --help' for more information.


any idea how to get rid of it?

Last edited by BrianK; 06-21-2004 at 06:44 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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duh - RTFM.

$ rm -- --dereference



I'd delete this post if I could.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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Or:

rm ./--dereference

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