when using rm - "Argument list too long"

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when using rm - "Argument list too long"

Postby curlee » Wed May 03, 2006 12:51 pm

If you try to delete thousands of files with rm FreeBSD will return

"Argument list too long"

if you use the find command with the xargs tag it will delete all the files.

#find /path-to-directory -type f -print | xargs rm
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