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bug#18537: Problem if folder name includes just '-'

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#18537: Problem if folder name includes just '-'
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:54:51 -0600
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tag 18537 notabug

On 09/23/2014 04:49 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello,
> may I just not find the solution, but I can not solve the following
> problem, so I guess there is no solution jet.
> I tried to move a folder resp. files in a folder by the mv command.
> Example: mv ------------------------ NewName

POSIX requires, and most applications support, the use of '--' to mark
the end of options, forcing the next argument beginning with '-' to be
treated as a literal name rather than an option:

mv -- ------------------ NewName

Also, you can ALWAYS turn a relative pathname into one anchored by a
substring that does not begin with '-':

mv ./------------------ NewName.

This is a FAQ:

Therefore, I'm closing this as not a bug, although you may feel free to
ask further questions.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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