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Date:      Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:10:36 +0200
From:      Rares Aioanei <bsdlisten@gmail.com>
To:        =?windows-1251?Q?=CA=EE=ED=FC=EA=EE=E2_=C5=E2=E3=E5=ED=E8=E9?= <kes-kes@yandex.ru>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'rm' Can not delete files
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In-Reply-To: <1237723287.20120207235924@yandex.ru>
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On 02/07/2012 11:59 PM, Коньков Евгений wrote:
> # rm *
> /bin/rm: Argument list too long.
>
>
> in this directory about 25000 files,
> but actually there is only one argument to rm it is '*' sign.
>
> Why rm get list of all files in directore instead of deleting one by one?
>
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AFAIR, the shell expands * to every match , so from this point of view 
it is equivalent to the 25000 files. Try 'rm -f [a-d]*' , then [e-h]* or 
similar until you get them all.

Best,

-- 
Rares Aioanei




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