Problem deleting files
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Sun Jul 1 21:01:51 UTC 2018
>> $ rm -rf .
>> (Be really sure you're in the right directory.)
> Yes, I did. It returned argument list too long.
Not to contradict you, but the phrase "too long" does not appear in the
source code to the rm program, and I am reasonably sure it does not
produce that message. On the other hand the shell does produce that
message when expanding wild cards. So are you sure you tried this:
$ rm -rf .
and not this?
$ rm -rf *
They're not the same.
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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