Delete Huge Number Of Files27 Nov 2013
It is time consuming to delete huge number of files by
rsync is more efficient in doing it.
You need to create an empty directory first:
and then run
rsync --delete-before -a -H -v --progress --stats /tmp/empty /path/to/your/dir
You are expected to get tremendous performance improvement.
rsync is not more efficient thent
rm in deleting a file huge in size.
The recommended tool is
You can delete the content of a file by
echo nothing to it:
echo > /path/to/your/file