[CentOS] Silly question - Anything faster than rm?

Luciano Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Sat Sep 29 11:48:04 UTC 2007


On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 04:43:43AM -0700, Jamie Lists wrote:
> Maybe this is a silly question, but i have a few million files i need
> to delete but i can't just reformat the volume.
> 
> Right now the fastest thing i can think of is
> 
> nice -20 rm -Rf /folder-i-want-to-delete
> 
> is there a better or faster way to do this?

No, but if you want to re-use the directory name, rename it before
removing it:
mv folder-i-want-to-delete _removed_folder
rm -fr _removed_folder &
keep working...

-- 
lfr
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