-bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

Cannot do mass delete ?
Cannot remove spam files ?

If you have too many files and with long file name. It is enable to delete using
rm -rf
or
rm *.xx

Here is the solution for the mass delete.

find . -name 'spam-file-*' | xargs rm

find . -name '*' | xargs rm

Because using find, it do find one by one and it is not put all the file together make the argument too long.

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