I don't think that you can actually suppress them... You could redirect them to /dev/null. If the file removing technique from the other response doesn't work, you might try 'rm -i *' and keep hitting 'n' until you get to the file that you want to remove. Dean CDitty writes: > Looks like you are correct. I saw the errors and didn't think to look and > see the output. Do you know how I can get rid of the messages that are > returned? > > Also, it seems that in my experimentation, that I created a file called > --exclude=stats. Any idea on how to delete it? I tried rm -f > "--exclude=stats", rm -f '--exclude=stats'. Everytime, unknown option.