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John Doe 12-15-2009 12:58 PM

how to delete file "--filename"??
 
From: mcclnx mcc <mcclnx@yahoo.com.tw>
> i have file on CENTOS 4.6 and I tried to delete it failed. I have been tried
> following way but NOT work:
> rm -i *
> rm --filename
> rm --filename
> rm "--filename"
> rm '--filename'
> any ideal?

$ rm -- "--filename"

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Paul Bijnens 12-15-2009 01:11 PM

how to delete file "--filename"??
 
On 2009-12-15 14:47, mcclnx mcc wrote:
> i have file on CENTOS 4.6 and I tried to delete it failed. I have been tried following way but NOT work:
>
> rm -i *
> rm --filename
> rm --filename
> rm "--filename"
> rm '--filename'
>
> any ideal?

rm -- --filename
rm ./--filename

(the last one works also for the few commands that do not have "--"
to signal end of options)

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Rudi Ahlers 12-15-2009 01:11 PM

how to delete file "--filename"??
 
2009/12/15 mcclnx mcc <mcclnx@yahoo.com.tw>:
> i have file on CENTOS 4.6 and I tried to delete it failed. *I have been tried following way but NOT work:
>
> rm -i *
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm "--filename"
>
> rm '--filename'
>
> any ideal?
>
>
> __________________________________________________ _


rm ./--filename


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Robert Heller 12-15-2009 01:43 PM

how to delete file "--filename"??
 
At Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:47:45 +0800 (CST) CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org> wrote:

>
> i have file on CENTOS 4.6 and I tried to delete it failed. I have been tried following way but NOT work:
>
> rm -i *
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm "--filename"
>
> rm '--filename'
>
> any ideal?

On *any* UNIX system (this *always* works):

rm ./--filename

Using GNU File Tools (this should work under CentOS):

rm -- --filename

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Kwan Lowe 12-15-2009 03:17 PM

how to delete file "--filename"??
 
2009/12/15 mcclnx mcc <mcclnx@yahoo.com.tw>:
> i have file on CENTOS 4.6 and I tried to delete it failed. *I have been tried following way but NOT work:
>
> rm -i *
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm --filename
>
> rm "--filename"
>
> rm '--filename'
>
> any ideal?

Many ways to do it.. The method I prefer:

List your files by inum:
ls -i

Find the inum associated with the file you want to delete. Then:

find /path/to/containing/dir -inum 12345 -exec rm {} ;
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