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Re: [vox-tech] Can't Remove File



On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 04:15:21PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> the -- as i understand it tells rm that there's no more options coming.
> therefore, anything to the right of -- gets interpreted as a file.

Most GNU tools (rm being one of them) accept the token -- in the list of
arguments to mean that all arguments that follow are literal file names, not
switches. So you can (for example) also use 'mv -- -g dash-g'. :-)

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