Tricky Deleting

Gary Thornock gthornock at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 9 07:07:18 MST 2005


--- Doran Barton <fozz at iodynamics.com> wrote:
> So what about 'find stuff -exec rm {} \;'? 

xargs will, by default, build a command line with as many results
as it can fit.  The result is that you create the minimum number
of rm processes.

find stuff -exec rm {} \; invokes rm for each result separately.

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