rm - Argument list too long

Bill Campbell freebsd at celestial.com
Sat Jan 28 19:27:24 PST 2006

On Sat, Jan 28, 2006, Kirk Strauser wrote:
>On Friday 27 January 2006 17:52, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> for files in *.*
>> do
>> rm $files
>> done
>Don't ever, *EVER* blindly unlink glob expansions.  It's bad for you.
>Instead, use something like:
>    find . -name 'sess.*' -delete

While that's good advice, it doesn't answer the question of argument list
too long.

The short answer is read ``man xargs''.

find . | xargs command

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