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rm command fails

From: Chen, Jian (FSH)
Subject: rm command fails
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 09:26:09 -0600


"rm" command does not remove files, and complains "Argument is too big"
when the number of files is large. In my case, there are over 9000 files
within a directory. 
I don't know if it is a feature or a bug. I guess there is a physical limit
to the maximum files for the command to handle, but I didn't find it from
the man page. 
The Linux I am using is:
Linux version 2.4.18-10smp (address@hidden) (gcc
version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-110)) #1 SMP Wed Aug 7
11:17:48 EDT 2002


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