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Re: Argument List too Long



Hi,

I had a same message[Argument List too Long] on AiX while deleting[rm] a
bunch of log files start with Y_0*
And to remove those in one shot I snipped the following.

sagar > find <DIR> -type f -name "Y_0*" -exec rm -f {} \;

This worked for me and still follows the rule 15 * * * * .

Hope that shed some lights for you.

-- 
~O_0~
~sagar
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*...i’ve to look back when i heard a gong! i could only see a huge cobweb
and its shining, just got wonder, what the time it was…*
*sagar*


On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Geofrey Rainey
<Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm not the original poster but am interested in this thread and in
> particular the "xargs" command. I'm not familiar with it, what is it and
> how does one use it?
>
> thanks.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Cliff
> Sent: Sunday, 30 May 2010 2:41 p.m.
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: Argument List too Long
>
> Why not just use xargs?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 29, 2010, at 9:42 PM, "Carl T. Miller" <carl carltm com> wrote:
>
> > Sanjay Chakraborty wrote:
> >> I have a script and that run every month, In the script it has a mv
> >> command and that moves about 35000 files from one directory to other
> >> directory. In one system it is working but in other system I am
> >> getting "Argument List too Long" error message.
> >>
> >> mv* ../$directory2/ cannot work.
> >
> > Try this:
> >
> > ls | while read file; do mv "$file" ../$directory2; done
> >
> > c
> >
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