[CentOS] Maybe OT : strange wildcard behaviour

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Mon Oct 25 20:39:52 EDT 2010


On 25/10/10 5:37 PM, "Gordon Messmer" <yinyang at eburg.com> wrote:
> On 10/25/2010 01:51 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Try wrapping the filename in single quotes, so that it's not interpreted
>> by the shell as a flag or option.
> 
> Wrapping a filename in quotes doesn't prevent it from being interpreted
> as a flag or option.
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If the app supports it (most good GNU like apps do) you need the double dash
option which will end option processing (ls -l -- -my_stupid_file.foo-)

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