Error – /bin/rm: Argument list too long : Linux Error

We in real life, generally use the rm command to remove the files and folders. Have you ever got this Error – /bin/rm: Argument list too long ! rm command to delete files in linux

Today, We will see the alternate method to delete such a large number of files. Learn More What are the Basic Linux Commands and How to use

When trying to delete the files of a folder ( using # rm ) with lots of content in it , you might get this error :

/bin/rm : Argument list too long

The traditional # rm command will not be able to delete too many files in a directory.

To get around this, use the command given below. Please note that the below command will delete all the files in the current directory in which you are logged into.

find . -name '*' | xargs rm

Read More: pipe (|) operator in Linux command

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