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Re: Re: rm -rf is too slow on large files and directory structure(Around 30000)

> But may provide some benefit when removing a large number (30000) of
> files (at least empty ones).
> cbell@circe:~/test$ time find rm -type f -exec rm {} \;
> real		    0m48.127s
> user		    1m32.926s
> sys		    0m38.750s

First thought - how much of that 48 seconds was spent on launching
30000 instances of rm? It would be instructive to try 

  time find rm -type f -exec rm {} \+

or the more traditional xargs:

  time find rm -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -r rm

Both of those commands should minimise the number of rm instances.
Similarly for unlink.


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