[Dirvish] Purgeing the evil data

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Sat Mar 22 19:00:15 UTC 2008


On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 11:32:23AM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> I'd do:
> 
>     rm -r */tree/path/to/evil/data
> 
> or, if that gives "argument list too long":
> 
>     echo */tree/path/to/evil/data | xargs rm -r

Paul is correct, though I would write that in a script file in your
home directory and execute it with "sh ~/scriptfile", for extra
safety, after scrutinizing it 3 or 4 times.  An extra space in
there could ruin your whole day ...

Keith

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