rm is a UNIX command for deleting files and directories on the file system.
Dealing With Special Characters
See Bash - Dealing With Special Characters for more information.
Argument list too long
If you provide too many files to delete to a single invocation of the
rm (e.g. you use the wildcard expression
rm *.jpg in bash to match a large number of images), you may get the following error:
unable to execute /bin/rm: Argument list too long
This is because bash expands the command to
rm file1.jpg file2.jpg ... and
rm only supports a limited number of arguments.
A workaround is to use
$ find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.jpg" -delete
-maxdepth 1 is required to prevent
find from recursively going into subdirectories and deleting files from in there.