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# 8  
Old 08-12-2009
Originally Posted by methyl
Safer because we don't know what O/S:

mv ./\-f junk
rm -i junk

Example creating the file called "-f" then deleting it:
touch ./\-f
ls -la  
total 16
-rw-r--r--   1 root       sys              0 Aug 11 17:11 -f
drwxr-xr-x   2 root       sys             96 Aug 11 17:11 .
drwxr-xr-x   3 root       sys           8192 Aug 11 17:11 ..
mv ./\-f junk
rm -i junk
junk: ? (y/n) y

Sorry I not write the O/S used. it was HP-UX B11.23 on HP rx3600 server
# 9  
Old 08-12-2009
All four methods mentioned so far work on HP-UX for a file called "-f" .
# 10  
Old 08-17-2009
Good post :-)

$ ls -ltr|tail -1
-rw-r--r--    1 scripter     scripterworld          0 Aug 17 21:46 -f
$ find . -name -f -exec ls -ltrh {} \;
-rw-r--r--    1 scripter     scripterworld          0 Aug 17 21:46 ./-f
$ find . -name -f -exec rm {} \;


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