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How to remove a Unix filename that begins with a hyphen "-" or <Escape>
Let's say the Unix filename is "--badname". Try doing
Let's say the Unix filename is "<escape>badname". Try doing
rm -i ./<Ctrl/v><escape>*
You should see the filename displayed and then get a prompt that asks if you want to remove it.
If so, enter "y". Then do a "ls -l" command to see of it worked.