Deleting files in Linux for bulky folders Tags: Linux Last response: January 19, 2011 3:02 AM in Linux/Free BSD Share santrupta January 11, 2011 12:07:00 PM Hi All. I have a folder TXNPROC which has become really bulky with more than 3 GB of data. Could anyone suggest a way to clear this folder? More about : deleting files linux bulky folders | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove skittle Linux Expert January 11, 2011 9:18:04 PM 1.)man rm 2.)rm -rf | Report abuse randomizer Linux Expert January 12, 2011 2:05:23 AM Well second command above will work but it will delete all files and directories inside TXNPROC. If you want to be selective, you'll have to add some additional commands. | Report abuse PreferLinux January 13, 2011 6:37:25 AM Delete the whole folder, then re-create it! | Report abuse madman559 January 19, 2011 3:02:45 AM You could learn shell scripting and write a script to sort all the files fairly easily. as far as deleting them all rm -rf is the way to go. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Linux/Free BSD>Deleting files in Linux for bulky folders> Related ressources: ForumNeed help deleting old files !! Please look ForumDelete The History And Temp Internet Files FOLDERS , how can it be done ForumTemp files/folders - ok to delete? ForumExternal HDD files only visible in Linux . ForumDeleting Windows Temp Folders & Files ForumDeleting a Linux Partition ForumBuilding a workstation for 3D ForumProblem Deleting files Forumblock a user from deleting their temp internet files ForumCan't Delete / Modify Files & Folders . Forumdeleting a file or folder ForumHow can I read files on LaCie Drive using Linux ForumDeleting and editing files and folders on external usb HD ForumI can't delete these folders ? ForumDeleting locked folders or files problem ForumLong names and problem deleting folders and files ForumDELETING FILES ForumBoot Problems ForumBest way to fix windows xp computer that has rootkit backdoor using LInux Forum[Solved] Linux with Hexacore More resources !