-bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long – Solution


This error message appears when you try to remove, move or copy a long list of files. When using your shell a command can only accept a limited number of arguments. When the number of arguments supplied to the command exceeds the permitted number of arguments an error message will appear:

-bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

linux command to find your limit for maximum arguments:

# getconf ARG_MAX


# rm *
-bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

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C programming tutorial

This series of articles is dedicated to development on Linux systems.

This tutorial focuses on C programming and covers such concepts as types, operators and variables, flow control, functions, pointers and arrays, structures, basic I/O, coding style and building a program as well as packaging for Debian and Fedora or getting a package in the official Debian repository.

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