How do you remove a file whose filename begins with a dash (hyphen or minus)
-? I'm ssh'd into a remote OSX server and I have this file in my directory:
tohru:~ $ ls -l total 8 -rw-r--r-- 1 me staff 1352 Aug 18 14:33 --help ...
How in the world can I delete
--help from a CLI? This issue is something that I come across in different forms on occasion, these files are easy to create, but hard to get rid of.
I have tried using backslash
I have tried quotes
How do I prevent the minus (dash or hyphen) character to be interpreted as an option?
rm --helpactually explains how to delete filenames beginning with a
-. good question nevertheless.