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How to Delete Millions of Files from a Folder
Volodymyr Hodiak
Volodymyr Hodiak
288 May, 3, 2019 3 min

Have you ever tried to delete millions of files from one folder? Quite often this question is discussed on forums. 
It’s true that a common method rm -rf fails if there are too many files. A simple solution looks the following way.

Search for files by mask and the files with these names will be deleted.

# find /path/to/files/ -type f | xargs rm

Now you can have tea and cookies ;)