Remove several files with ease

rm file{1..10}
Rather than typing out all 10 files, you can use brace expansion to do the trick for you. This is useful for backup files, numbered files, or any files with a repeating pattern. Gives more control than 'rm file*' as I might want to keep others around.

By: atoponce
2009-03-02 14:42:05

What Others Think

This requires bash 3.
raphink · 655 weeks and 5 days ago
@raphink: since when is bash 3 released? bash 4 is now bleeding edge.
TheBunman · 655 weeks and 5 days ago
I am a regular visitor of this website and this is the best place where you will learn the linux commands. Learning such commands is always good assisted living for students and they can also ask any doubts to experts over here. Good to see these rm commands that are used for removing several files with ease.
Alyssalauren · 8 weeks and 2 days ago

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