[CentOS] command line escaping a dash
hakan.koseoglu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 15:09:43 UTC 2008
Craig White wrote:
> I cannot figure this out...
> I would like to change the owner of a bunch of folders whose name begins
> with a dash...
When you are using shell commands, if you use double-dash, you don't
need to escape it.
[root at red ~]# mkdir -- "-test"
[root at red ~]# chown oracle -- -test
[root at red ~]# ls -ld -- -test
drwxr-xr-x 2 oracle root 4096 Oct 20 16:01 -test
-- stops the commands continuing the parsing the parameters as options.
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