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# 15  
Old 06-16-2011
To all,

The script throws some error because its unable to delete the file with spaces, so i refered the site and found one solution for that

Now I am using
xargs -I{} rm {}

Is there any performance degration or skipping of files happens ..?
# 16  
Old 06-21-2011
I usually use
find $DIR -print0 | xargs -0 command

construct, which uses NULL to separate the arguments, and whitespaces are no longer special. You can look into that, if it's supported on your system. I recommend doing a benchmark yourself, since it may vary from system to system, but I wouldn't expect to see huge differences in performance.
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# 17  
Old 06-22-2011
print0 is not working in my system
 find: 0652-017 -print0 is not a valid option.

# 18  
Old 06-22-2011
You only get -print0 with GNU find/xargs.

The -I{} solution ought to work with the same performance unless you have a newline in a filename. If you do, only print0 can handle that without a hitch.
# 19  
Old 07-04-2011
Hi admin,
When i Used the above xargs command I'm getting below error "xargs -I{} rm {}"
xargs: Missing quote:

When I checked this the file name contains double quote and some contains single quote. How to overcome this. Do i will go back to -exec rm command again with + symbol?
sample file names

# 20  
Old 07-05-2011
 ... | xargs -d '\n' rm

should work as long as your filenames don't contain newlines!
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