How to Remove Files Start with Double Dash in Linux
Hello! I need a little help. I am trying to remove a file with the rm command in terminal. But the file name start with a double dash and I get the following error when try to remove.
Just use period and forward slash (./) before the file name as bellow to tell rm command that this is a file inside the current working directory, not a command line option (since double dash Use for command options).
rm -rf ./--filename
Also, you can use the absolute path of the file name. For example, assuming that your file is located inside the /var/log directory, you can do is as follows.
In Linux Commands, Double dash is used for Command options. That is why the reason error happened in the first place.