Argument list too long solution - rm -rf new/* -bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

Have you ever tried to run a command like rm to delete several hundred thousand files?  I am not sure what the limit is but any time it is exceeded you need to use a work around like below (which will delete any number of files).

Solution

 find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.*" -print0 | xargs -0 rm


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rm, rf, bash, bin, longhave, delete, exceeded, maxdepth, quot, xargs,

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