Problem deleting files

Yasuhiro KIMURA yasu at
Sun Jul 1 19:49:05 UTC 2018

From: Paul Schmehl <paul.schmehl at>
Subject: Problem deleting files
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:13:30 -0500

> I have a problem with a directory full of files that I can't seem to
> delete.
> rm * returns argument list too long. So does file *
> find . -type f -exec rm [] \; returns rm: []: No such file or
> directory over and over again.

Try following command.

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -f

If it is only a matter of the number of files, then this should work


Yasuhiro KIMURA

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