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Re: Naming files after command arguments...

From: Alexandre Dulaunoy
Subject: Re: Naming files after command arguments...
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 16:15:49 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, Security Analyst wrote:

> simply name files after common  command arguments... below i made an
> executable and named it "--help" wich  just happens to be one of the
> "rm"  arguments. so- whenever  i try  to delete  this file  from the
> command line, i just get the "rm" help menu
> To remove a file whose name starts with a `-', for example `-foo',
> use one of these commands:
>   rm -- -foo
>   rm ./-foo

You are posting the answer :-)

rm -- --help

This must be a kind of a joke. 

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