[CentOS] ls and rm: "argument list too long"

Jussi Hirvi greenspot at greenspot.fi
Fri Oct 17 12:57:43 UTC 2008


Yes, you are right - my example was misleading.

Thanks for the very easy solution (cd into directory). Have to try it the
next time. 

- Jussi

Paul Bijnens (Paul.Bijnens at xplanation.com) kirjoitteli (17.10.2008 13:18):
> I believe you gave a bad example!
> In the command
> 
> rm -rf /var/amavis/tmp
> 
> the argument list is not at all "very long".
> However if you did:
> 
> rm -rf /var/amavis/tmp/*
> 
> then the argument list could be very long depending on the number of
> entries there are in the subdirectory.

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