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Re: rm problem

From: Matt Schalit
Subject: Re: rm problem
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 19:05:03 -0800

root wrote:
> how you guys doin? good i hope.

Most excellent.  Thank you.

> anyways, while messing around on my system, i created a file called
> -09-09-09.txt
> nothing serious or anything, however, i can't delete it. see:
> address@hidden new]# rm -09-09-09.txt
> rm: invalid option -- 0
> Try `rm --help' for more information.
> address@hidden new]#
> it wont delete with rm. i tried shread, and that doesn't work either.
> every command line program i use wont delete it. rm is treating the
> filename as a command line option and wont let the file be deleted.
> i hope you guys can fix it. good luck :)
> -p0x

That's an intersting signature, Mr. p0x.  From it
one might infer a certain technical skill at reading
and writing beyond the average into the abstract.
Yet I am fascinated by the output of your excellent
test case, namely the line that says,

> Try `rm --help' for more information.

and the fact that you didn't.


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