[CentOS] The directory that I am trying to clean up is huge
knewman at globaldataguard.com
Tue Jan 26 21:26:19 UTC 2010
What was your original find command?
Robert Nichols wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On 1/26/2010 11:42 AM, James B. Byrne wrote:
>>> On Mon, January 25, 2010 13:40, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> I'd say it is more likely that the command that resulted in an error
>>>> wasn't exactly what was posted or there is a filesystem problem.
>>> I do not consider a file system issue, as in error or corruption,
>>> highly probable in this case. It might be, however, that something
>>> returned by the find caused rm itself to choke.
>> Causing one instance of the per-file rm invocations to choke shouldn't
>> bother the rest. And while file system corruption isn't likely, it is
>> still a possible cause of generally-strange behavior. The most probable
>> thing still seems like there was an unquoted * on the line that was
>> actually typed when the error was reported.
> Indeed, upon closer examination, that message:
> -bash: /usr/bin/find: Argument list too long
> came from the login shell, not from 'find', and indicates that the
> shell got a failure return with errno==E2BIG when it tried to exec()
> /usr/bin/find. The 'find' command was never executed.
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