/bin/rm: Argument list too long.

Brian Bobowski bbobowski at cogeco.ca
Fri Nov 19 01:20:45 PST 2004

Mipam wrote:

>I tried to delete all files from a dir, however I got this message:
>/bin/rm: Argument list too long.
>So, no go. newfs is also no option, because the dir is not a seperate fs.
>Any hints exept for manual labour?
I gather it's rm * that's not working?

If so, try a subset, e.g. rm a* or something else that's fairly common, 
and see if you can just rm * after that.


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