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Date:      Sat, 11 Feb 2012 07:33:27 -0800
From:      perryh@pluto.rain.com
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'rm' Can not delete files
Message-ID:  <4f368a47.b9IiheSL9TAxtlPw%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
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Matthew Seaman <freebsd-questions@infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:

> >>> ls -1 | xargs rm
>
> >> but be aware that that wont work for filenames with spaces.
>
> True.  Can't do that using ls to generate the list of filenames as
> there is no option to generate a null-separated list amongst ls's
> multitudinous collection.

It can, however, be done indirectly :)

$ ls -1 | tr '\012' '\000' | xargs -0 rm



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