[CentOS] The directory that I am trying to clean up is huge

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 23 12:43:40 UTC 2010


Robert Heller wrote:
> At Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:23:58 +0300 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
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>> The directory that I am trying to clean up is huge . every time get this
>> error msg 
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>> -bash: /usr/bin/find: Argument list too long
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> 'man xargs'
> 
> find <mumble> -print | xargs rm 
> 
Hi

Just curious. What is the difference between the command above and "find 
<numble> -exec rm -f {} \;" ?

Thanks

mg.



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