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I have a problem with cd-ing into folder named "--Recovery Files" and can't remember how to escape dashes in the filename. Any ideas?

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  1. cd -- --Recovery\ Files
  2. cd ./--Recovery\ Files
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cd -- '--Recovery Files'

The -- by itself indicates that subsequent words beginning with a dash are not to be interpreted as command-line options.

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You can use:

cd -- '--Recovery Files'

The -- tells cd that no further command line arguments should be treated as options.

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+1, never knew that existed! –  adarshr Jul 11 '11 at 14:51

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