After more than 8 years using Linux day-by-day, sometimes I face some questions and problems that are completely new for me (I think this is the reason why I love Linux :P).
So, I was beginning a new Ruby on Rails project today and, since I was only interest in a RESTFul API, I decided to use the new Rails-API, which was integrated with the newest version of Rails gem.
To create a Rest API, the following command does the trick:
However, after running the command above, I realized that the Rails gem version installed on my host wasn’t new enough to recognize the - -api option.
So, the result was a new ordinary Rails project saved in a directory named - -api.
How to delete this little bastard?
… results in the same error: - -api option is not recognized.
After some research, I found a feature, that’s available in many other Linux commands, not only rm, but was completely new for me.
Putting a - - in any part of the command says to the interpreter “Stop parsing option from now on”
So, if I run…
… it won’t recognize - -foo and - -bar as flags to rm command, but instead will treat them as regular parameters to command.
So, to solve our original problem, the command below is all we need: