I have several hundred PDFs under a directory in UNIX. The names of the PDFs are approx. 60 chars.
When I try to remove them all together using rm -f *.pdf
I get the following error:
/bin/rm: cannot execute [Argument list too long]
What can I do?
Bash actually expands the asterisk to every matching file, producing a very long command line. That's the reason for your issue.
find . -name "*.pdf" -print0 | xargs -0 rm
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