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Re: rogue filename

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: rogue filename
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:28:43 -0500

Kelsang Norpel wrote:
> apologies if this comes through twice - I posted it before i subscribed
> to the mailinglist - so I'm not sure if it will get delivered... anyway
> here's the message:
> hi all
> when I set up my repository I had a stray file called '--no-recursion'
> that was a byproduct of a mistyped command. I have managed to remove
> this from my local list, but when I do a cvs commit it fails. How can I
> get rid of this file, since now I cannot do any more commits until this
> error is resolved. (can I even just make cvs 'forget' about his file
> altogether?)
> thanks,
> norpel
Sounds like one of those EXTREMELY rare times where executing rm INSIDE the
repository might be acceptable.
note that you will probably have to escape the name because of the '--', it
has been a while since I did it but I think your command would look
something like:
`rm ./--no-recursion`
or from reading the rm man page
`rm -- --no-recursion`
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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