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By author: "Michael H. Warfield" <>
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> Oh, I hate to add to a remark like that (OK, I lied, I love
> trollbait...)
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 11:20:35AM -0800, Ben Ford wrote:
> > Olaf Kirch wrote:
> > > sure request_module _does_not_ accept funky module names. Why allow
> > > people to shoot themselves (and, by extension, all other Linux users
> > > out there) in the foot?
> > I thought that was the whole purpose of Unix/Linux?
> True! Very true! Unix/Linux requires that the user shoot
> themselves in the foot. Windows automates that process and does it
> for the user, thus making foot shooting user friendly. :-)

Seriously, though, I don't see any reason modprobe shouldn't accept
funky filenames. There is a standard way to do that, which is to have
an argument consisting of the string "--"; this indicates that any
further arguments should be considered filenames and not options.

For example:

rm -- -foo # Delete a file named "-foo"


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