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Old 07-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
Danish Iqbal
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how to delete 100k + files from root of my ftp?


i am currently deleting these files manually means using filezila / cute ftp to delete files but the problem is that is only show 10k files at a time is there any wy to delete all the files atonce except the directories and its inside files on root
What i want
1.i dont want to delete directories and its inside files
2.i want to delete all files in root
is there any way to do this or any way to list more than 10k files in ftp

Thanks
 
Old 07-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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if you do:
Code:
rm /root/*
It wont delete directories, but will delete files. I just tested on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. There is probably a better way to do this, but off the top of my head, this works.
 
Old 07-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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if you do:
Code:
rm /root/*
It wont delete directories, but will delete files. I just tested on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. There is probably a better way to do this, but off the top of my head, this works.
can i use this with PHP and how much time it takes to complete 100K + files
 
Old 07-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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I have no idea about your PHP question. From what I understand, you can execute commands via PHP, but I am not a PHP guru. But I just created and deleted 100k files. It took about 9 seconds to delete files with nothing in them. So depending on how large each of your files are, it will take longer.
 
Old 07-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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can i use this with PHP and how much time it takes to complete 100K + files
you can use the command above in php like this:

<?php
system('rm /root/*');
?>

The time needed for the delete operation varies depending on the kind of the filesystem where the files are (ext4 is much faster at this than jfs for example), it depends on the size of the files and also on the CPU/disk load ...
 
  


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