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December 8, 2017

delete large directory containing thousands of files

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 11:22 am

Well if you try to remove a directory with multiple files rm will take a long time also some load on that server .

One solution is to rsync a empty directory .

mkdir empty_dir
rsync -a –delete empty_dir/ yourdirectory/

Also a perl can be made but the rsync is easy for me to remeber .

Some more information about this you can find here

https://serverfault.com/questions/183821/rm-on-a-directory-with-millions-of-files/328305#328305

 

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