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Re: rh-l] RE: Large number of files in single directory



--- R P Herrold <herrold owlriver com> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 May 2005, Mike Wooding wrote:
> 
> >
> > --- "Burke, Thomas G." <tg burke ngc com> wrote:
> >> I delete them by character...  e.g. rm -rf *1.tmp, rm -rf *2.tmp,
> and
> >> so on.  Don't know of any other way to do it. - although I wrote a
> >> little C program once to handle it for me.
> >
> > It's a shell limitation. There's a utility,
> > "xargs" that will help work around this.
> >
> > man xargs
> 
> or, in the correct directory:
> 
>      find -type f -a -exec rm {} \;
> 
> will work

 Not as typed above: man find


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