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Date:      Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:34:20 -0500
From:      Henry Olyer <henry.olyer@gmail.com>
To:        andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'rm' Can not delete files
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So what do I change if I want to increase the shell's file limit?

I use bash 4.

And by the way, for me, part of the normal installation of a new FBSD box
is to make certain changes.  For example, for "uniq -c" I use "%06" instead
of "%d" because this way I can sort the output.  Things like that.

I never learned a shell language.  I suppose no one is as dumb as someone
who choose's not to learn, so, what's the right one.  csh?, because I do a
lot of scientific work?, or should I be looking at another?



On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:25 PM, andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com> wrote:

> On Tue 2012-02-07 23:17:16 UTC+0000, RW (rwmaillists@googlemail.com)
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:14:56 +0000
> > Matthew Seaman wrote:
> >
> > > ls -1 | xargs rm
> >
> > but be aware that that wont work for filenames with spaces.
>
> In addition, I don't believe it solves the OP's initial problem of the
> argument list being too long!  You'd probably need to use the xargs -n
> switch here.
>
> The above will also try to 'rm' directories, which won't work.
>
> Instead I would use 'find':
>
> find . -type f -depth 1 -delete
>
> This will also work with filenames with spaces.
>
> Or the scenic route, using xargs, with one rm per file (slower):
>
> find . -type f -depth 1 -print0 | xargs -n1 -0 rm -f
>
> (The "scenic route" is useful if you want to do something else with
> the files instead of deleting them with rm.)
>
> Regards
> Andrew
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