[CentOS] command line escaping a dash

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 20 15:18:36 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 16:09 +0100, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> 
> 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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I may have known that somewhere in the recesses of my mind

Thanks - solved

Craig



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