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Linux Bash Shell Cannot/Can't View File That Starts With - Dash ?

I was getting really annoyed with this, I used full quotes around the filename and vi, cat, less all thought I was trying to pass the dash in the filename as an argument.

I didn't realize that all you have to do is just put a dash dash "--" in front.

Here's an example: cat -- "-etc-glusterfs-glusterfsd.vol.log"

Without the -- you get: cat: invalid option -- c
Try `cat --help' for more information.

I hope this saves someone else some trouble.  I never thought that a dash of anything could fix such an annoying problem :)

I still think it's not preferable to have a filename which starts with a - but gusterfs thinks it is a smart thing for now.


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linux, bash, shell, dash, annoyed, quotes, filename, vi, didn, quot, etc, glusterfs, glusterfsd, vol, invalid, saves, preferable, gusterfs,

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