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bug#28082: bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#28082: bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:59:23 -0500
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On 08/13/2017 11:27 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> $rm jonny*.*
>> bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long
> The standard mechanism to scale this is to use xargs,
> something like:
>   find . -maxdepth 1 -name 'jonny*.*' -print0 | xargs -r0 rm
> In any case this is not a limitation imposed by rm.

In fact, we have a FAQ about it:


Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
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