'rm' Can not delete files
ruletko at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 22:35:29 UTC 2012
Êîíüêîâ Åâãåíèé wrote:
> # rm *
> /bin/rm: Argument list too long.
> in this directory about 25000 files,
> but actually there is only one argument to rm it is '*' sign.
> Why rm get list of all files in directore instead of deleting one by one?
Short answer: this is not Windows.
Long answer: shell does wildcard expands, therefore rm gets about 25000
arguments of expanded '*'. Try
find ./ -type f -delete
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