[Techtalk] Really dumb filename question...
diggy at dbsoftdev.com
Tue Aug 26 07:36:56 EST 2003
I'm sitting here feeling 'not-so-bright' and wondering how I'm going to fix
a small problem.
I was trying to package up some files this morning and typed something
similar to this:
tar czf --exclude=`*.php' --exclude='*.html' sourcedir
If you're more awake than I was, you'll realized that I probably forgot to
put a file name in there. You probably also realized that I now have an
archive named '--exclude=*.exe'. Ooops!
Ok, so that was a simple enough mistake that should be easily corrected,
right? I can't seem to figure out the magic escape sequence to get any
thing to treat it as a filename instead of a commandline parameter.
My first thought was wildcards, but it doesn't like that at all.
rm *.pdf <failed>
rm \-* <failed>
The same goes for any other combination I could think of. I even tried
rm -rf sourcedir!
Has anybody got any suggestions here?
William D. 'Diggy' Bell
DB Software Development
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