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Date:      Tue, 7 Feb 2012 18:46:56 -0700
From:      Modulok <modulok@gmail.com>
To:        =?KOI8-R?B?68/O2MvP1yDl18fFzsnK?= <kes-kes@yandex.ru>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'rm' Can not delete files
Message-ID:  <CAN2+EpZqrfHcviOdx78jHdvg9gnWGcwR+Vb-L=mzxnNpE8XanQ@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <1237723287.20120207235924@yandex.ru>
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On 2/7/12, =EB=CF=CE=D8=CB=CF=D7 =E5=D7=C7=C5=CE=C9=CA <kes-kes@yandex.ru> =
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?

If you're removing everything, can you just remove the directory and re-cre=
ate
it? e.g:

    cd ..
    rm -rf foo
    mkdir foo

-Modulok-



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