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  • If the -* is entered on the command line, in all Unices I've used, the shell will pre-populate the list. To get around it using "-*" will allow the string to be passed as an argument.

    Sorry, I think you've taken my ramblings a bit too literally. I was talking of nailing down the meaning of -name -red. If I apply a simple "things matching /^-/ are commands" rule then that translates to the Perl ->name()->red(), so how would I get to ->name( '-red' ), which is what I really wanted.

    Perhaps you could then specifically check for the wildcard character when reading the arguments and options, and deal with it appropriately.

    File::Find::Rule->name quite happily copes with globbing patterns by delegating to Text::Glob, so we already have that one licked.