On the topic of punctuation
- This is a hyphen:
- This is a dash:
Do not say “ls dash a” when you mean “ls hyphen a”.
You can cheat this a bit when writing English sentences, but the command line is usually much less forgiving.
I oftentimes say “hyphen hyphen” when I mean dash, since it seems like a lot of people confuse the two. I dream of a world where I can confidently just say “dash”…