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# 1  
Old 06-26-2001
Java help on deleting file/filename

i need to delete a file that, for some reasons, was
saved on this filename: -c8-26.

#ls
-c8-26
file1
file2

when i input commands such as ls *, rm, or mv, it gives
me an illegal option command.

thanks a lot.

alex
# 2  
Old 06-26-2001
type in the following:

rm ./-c8-26

I looked at the man page for rm and it had:
Remove a file in the current directory whose name starts with a - or * or some other character that is special to the shell:
rm ./-filename
rm \*filename


I created a file with the name -c8-26 and performed the command
rm ./-c8-26
and the command removed the file.

# 3  
Old 06-26-2001
try this out

Just try this

rm - -c8-26

thanks
reddyb
# 4  
Old 06-26-2001
reddyb is correct.

or you can always quote it. rm "-c8-26"
# 5  
Old 06-27-2001
MySQL

rm ./-c8-26 worked.

rm - -c8-26 worked.

rm "-c8-26" still give me an illegal option message.

by the way, i'm on a SunOS environment.

Thanks a lot guys!!
 

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