Normally you could use a simple “rm” command in Unix/Linux. But sometimes if the folder is very full of files you may get the error:

Argument list too long

In which case you could use the “find” command instead:

find -name "*" -delete

This will delete all files, to pattern match a certain type of file (like PDF files):

find -name "*.pdf" -delete

Delete all Files in a Unix Folder when “Argument list too long”

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