rm -f *: “Argument List too long”

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Published on : October 19, 2014 by

rm -f *:  “Argument List too long”

Why?  “Argument List too long” error occurs when there is a large number of arguments passed to a command.We have come across this issue on delete files using rm command. This is caused because the command can not accept the arguments passed to it in full. There is a limit on the size of arguments […]

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Script to identify working symlinks in a folder

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Published on : September 12, 2014 by

Script to identify working symlinks in a folder

There could be situations where you see lots of dead symbolic links inside a folder. As in the example below there are 15828 symbolic (soft links) but there are only 188 files which are working symblolic links while all others are dead. So we need a way to identify working symlinks in a folder. Command […]

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Recursive permission change using find

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Published on : September 11, 2014 by

Recursive  permission change using find

Permission issues are common in domains hosted on Linux servers and we need to change the permission of multiple files and folders. Changing the permissions of each and every file separately is a tedious and time-consuming job. So here we are discussing how recursive permission change can be done: For directories  eg :  find  /home/go -type d […]

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