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Getting Around "Too Many Files" Problem

04.10.2012
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        If you have too many files in a directory in Linux then 'rm' will not work (at least on older distros...maybe this has been fixed on newer distros).  This snippet uses find in order to remove all files in the specified directory.  Naturally you can change the value of '*' to limit the files you want to delete to particular names.

find $directory -name '*' -exec rm {} \;