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  • 03.Jul.12
    Dash dash… shell | fernape | (0)
    There are some situations when someone messes up with his text editor, file browser or shell and ends up creating a file called something like "-test". Selecting the file on the file browser and pressing "Delete" should eliminate it. However, as you will probably have noticed, this blog is called "commandliners" so I am going to explain how to delete this files from a shell. A naïve try would be something like the following: $ rm -fichero which leads to the following error: rm: illegal option -- l usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dIPRrvW] file ... unlink file Here, -file is ...