Friday , June 21 2024

/bin/rm: Argument list too long. Error for deletion of Audit files


Sometimes when we try to delete the large numbers of audit files, we get the error “/bin/rm: Argument list too long“.

Solution :

Run the below command using your audit home location:

Note: you can use this command for other log files also like trace file(.trc).


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  1. Thanks. This works like a charm.

  2. didnt work for me. I am trying to delete many files with similar file extension.

  3. Raja Zain ul abideen

    Thanks this works for me

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