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Linux Tip: How to handle a files with a dash as first character from command line - Comment Page: 1

Sometimes you maybe have to handle files with a dash (-) as first character from Linux command line. It can be difficult, because the script “thinks” the marks after the dash are parameters. So files which name begins with dash (-) can not be dealt with directly by typing the command and the file name, such as the following: less -file-with-a-dash-as-first-character Files which...
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Many (all?) commands have “–” parameter, which means “end of parameters”. So you can use
command — -file-with-a-dash

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