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Old 06-14-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Anything faster than rm -rvfd?


I am in a situation today that I've been in before where I need to delete 1+ million files, and rm -rvfd seems to take forever. They're all in the same folder, is there a faster way? Does using verbose cost cycles?
 
Old 06-14-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
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I don't know of any faster way personally. I would just not specify verbose, rm the whole dir and background it until it's done.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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Sounds good, and thanks for the quick reply. I was hoping there was a way besides letting it delete all night, but I guess there isn't!
 
  


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