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Hm, I think '-' can cause problems with getopts sometimes.
Oops! Starting filenames with '-' is just asking for trouble. Your life will be least painful if you start names with [a-z_], use only one '.', don't make them too long, and don't rely on case differences alone. If you find yourself wanting arbitrary filenames, either never pass them to other software, or consider using a database.

In reply to Re^3: Wrong idioms by educated_foo
in thread Wrong idioms by McA

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