[SunHELP] stupid error

Michel, Walt sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Wed Feb 7 12:22:28 CST 2001

Assuming it is the only file with the terminating character of 'al' you can
do an 'rm ?al'

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	David Bishop [mailto:david at bishop.dhs.org] 
Sent:	Wednesday, February 07, 2001 1:06 PM
To:	sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Subject:	[SunHELP] stupid error

How can you delete a file that is named -al?  Being stupid, I forgot what I
was doing and typed 'touch ls -al'.  Now, rm and mv both refuse to touch the
file, whether I quote it, double-quote it, backslash escape it, or stand on
my head, claiming that -al are illegal arguments.  Help!


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